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None to Accompany Me
None to Accompany Me
Author: Nadine Gordimer
ISBN-13: 9780140250398
ISBN-10: 0140250395
Publication Date: 10/1/1995
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Nobel Prize winner Gordimer's novel follows two couples, one black, one white, and their evolving interaction with each other and with society during the unraveling of South African apartheid.

From Library Journal
In the final days of the old regime in South Africa, antiapartheid activists are released from prison or return home after years of exile. Vera Stark, a white legal aid attorney representing the black community, recognizes many familiar faces from her youth, but she is shocked to see that they appear to have aged overnight. This unnerving experience causes her to reexamine her life. Known around her law firm as someone impervious to con games, Vera is ruthless in exposing her own lies and deceptions. She faces unpleasant truths about her marriages, her affairs, and the effect her actions may have had on her children. But rather than cling to the security of a flawed life, Vera finds that the rapidly changing political situation encourages radical personal change. None To Accompany Me shows Nobel prize-winning author Gordimer in top form. A powerful, thought-provoking, and timely novel that belongs in all fiction collections.
--Edward B. St. John, Loyola Law Sch. Lib., Los Angeles