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By Nadine Gordimer

During this selection of 16 tales, Gordimer brings unforgettable characters from each nook of society to lifestyles: a toddler refugee fleeing civil struggle in Mozambique; a black activist's abandoned spouse eager for higher instances; a wealthy safari occasion indulging themselves whereas lionesses circle their resort. bounce is a vibrant, nerve-racking and profitable portrait of lifestyles in South Africa below apartheid.

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