Cover of: Whites | Norman Rush

Whites

stories

1st ed.

Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Bruns
Near Pala
Thieving
Instruments of seduction
Official Americans
Alone in Africa.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3568.U727 W47 1986

The Physical Object

Pagination
150 p. ;
Number of pages
150

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2551878M
Internet Archive
whitesstories00rush
ISBN 10
0394544714
LC Control Number
85045598
OCLC/WorldCat
12942094
Library Thing
353747
Goodreads
2374603
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