In NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT, Gordimer trains her keen eye on Steve and Jabulile, an interracial couple living in a newly, tentatively, free South Africa. There is nothing so extraordinary about their lives, and yet, in telling their story, Gordimer manages to capture the tortured, fragmented essence of a nation struggling to define itself post-apartheid.
We've already seen some celebratory reviews:
"Nobel laureate Gordimer continues her uniquely intimate study of the evolution of freedom in her homeland [...] The subject of this towering novel, the long aftermath of a liberation movement, is exceedingly timely in the wake of the Arab spring." —Booklist (starred review)
"Gordimer writes movingly and piercingly about the struggles after the Struggle." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT will be available this month from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.