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Loot and Other Stories (2003) [Collection]
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With her characteristic brilliance, Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer follows the inner lives of characters confronted by unforeseen circumstances. An earthquake offers tragedy and opportunity in the title story, exposing both an ocean bed strewn with treasure and the avarice of the town’s survivors. “Mission Statement” is the story of a bureaucrat’s idealism, the ghosts of colonial history, and a love affair with a government minister that ends astoundingly. And in “Karma,” Gordimer’s inventiveness knows no bounds: in five returns to earthly life, a disembodied narrator, taking on different ages and genders, testifies to unfinished business and questions the nature of existence. Revelatory and powerful, these are stories that challenge our deepest convictions even as they dazzle us with their artful lyricism.


  • Loot
  • Mission Statement
  • Visiting George
  • The Generation Gap
  • L.U.C.I.E.
  • Look-Alikes
  • The Diamond Mine
  • Homage
  • An Emissary
  • Karma

Original title: Loot and Other Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Loot and Other Stories (2003)
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Language: English

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Loot and Other Stories (August 31, 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780142004685
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.7 in
Pages: 256

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Loot and Other Stories (April 21, 2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374190903
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.7 x 1 in
Pages: 256

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