By Nadine Gordimer
When Will skips college to slide off to a film theater close to Johannesburg, he's surprised to work out his father. a standard mishap, yet his father is not any usual guy. he's a "colored" and respected anti-apartheid hero, and his woman spouse is a white activist fiercely devoted to the reason. As Will struggles with confusion and bitterness, My Son's Story unravels the implications of 1 man's infidelity as a brand new South Africa violently emerges from the apartheid.
"Captures with convincing aspect the ecstatic rewards and terrifying charges of innovative politics...Delineates with unblinking candor the collision of private and non-private adventure that occurs each day in South Africa...A fiercely clever novel -- certainly one of her strongest yet." ―Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times
"Gordimer has taken South Africa's tragedy and laid the reality of it in our laps. the tale she inform sis lucid and achingly alive."―The Boston Sunday Globe
"Beautifully felt, either in its anger and its compassion...It is so wealthy as to make compliment superfluous, so very important and stressful as to ship us...back into the area with a heightened feel of what lifestyles in it could mean."―USA Today