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Mating (1991) [Novel]
by Norman Rush Rating: Weighted - 9.3 / Average - 10.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The narrator of this expansive novel of high intellect and grand passion is an American anthropologist at loose ends in the South African republic of Botswana. She has a noble and exacting mind, a good waist, and a busted thesis project. She also has a yen for Nelson Denoon, a charismatic intellectual who is rumored to have founded a secretive and unorthodox utopian society in a remote corner of the Kalahari-one in which he is virtually the only man. What ensues is both a quest and an exuberant comedy of manners, a book that explores the deepest canyons of eros even as it asks large questions about the good soceity, the geopolitics of poverty, and the baffling mystery of what men and women really want.

Original title: Mating
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: Mating

Mating (1991)
Awards: National Book Award: Fiction (1992)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Exhilarating...vigorous and luminous...Few books evoke so eloquently the state of love at its apogee." The New York Times Book Review
  • "The best rendering of erotic politics...since D.H. Lawrence...a marvelous novel, one in which a resolutely independent voice claims new imaginative territory...The voice of Rush's narrator is immediate, instructive and endearing." The New York Review of Books
  • "A complex and moving love story...breathtaking in its cunningly intertwined intellectual sweep and brio...Mating is beyond doubt a major novel." Chicago Tribune
  • "Bold and ambitious...delightful, provocative." San Fransisco Chronicle
  • "A dazzling original...In the pyrotechnics that erupt on the page, in its fecundity of ideas, Mating has much in common with the writing of Garcia Marquez, Vargas Llosa and John Fowles...This is undeniably a big book...Rush has taken on a lot - and made it work." Philadelphia Inquirer
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Mating (September 1, 1992)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 067973709X
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.9 x 1.1
Pages: 496

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