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Whites : stories

Author: Norman Rush
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether they are Americans, Brits, or a stubborn and suicidally moral Dutchman, Norman Rush's whites are not sure why they are in Botswana. Their uncertainty makes them do odd things. Driven half-mad by the barking of his neighbor's dogs, Carl dips timidly into native witchcraft'only to jump back out at the worst possible moment. Ione briskly pursues a career as a "seducer" ("A seductress was merely someone who was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Rush
ISBN: 9780307789372 0307789373
OCLC Number: 775673119
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Bruns --
Near Pala --
Thieving --
Instruments of seduction --
Official Americans --
Alone in Africa.
Responsibility: by Norman Rush.

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Whether they are Americans, Brits, or a stubborn and suicidally moral Dutchman, Norman Rush's whites are not sure why they are in Botswana. Their uncertainty makes them do odd things. Driven half-mad by the barking of his neighbor's dogs, Carl dips timidly into native witchcraft'only to jump back out at the worst possible moment. Ione briskly pursues a career as a "seducer" ("A seductress was merely someone who was seductive and who might or might not be awarded a victory. But a seducer was a professional"), while her dentist husband fends off the generous advances of an African cook. Funny, sad, and deeply knowing, polished throughout to a diamond glitter, Whites is a magnificent collection of stories.

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