My Son's Story (Signed copy)

Signed by Nadine Gordimer to Fish Hoek Primary School in South Africa


Nadine Gordimer


Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1990
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Printing Details

First US edition first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 23.5 × 16cm, 277pp.

My Son's Story tells the tale of a family torn apart by illicit love, political struggle and Apartheid. Sonny, an educated schoolteacher classed by South African law as Coloured, is slowly drawn into the struggle against the white regime. Unable to share this struggle with his family, he has an affair with the one person with whom he can talk, a white social worker. Unbeknownst to him, his family discovers the affair and are themselves drawn into the fight against Apartheid. Their lives were, in Gordimer's words, "determined by the struggle to be free, as desert dwellers' days are determined by the struggle against thirst and those of dwellers amid snow and ice by the struggle against numbing cold."


The book itself is in very good condition, the dustwrapper has slight edgewear and a few bumps but has not been price-clipped.



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