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Norman Rush
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  • About this Author
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Norman Rush was raised in Oakland, California, and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956. He has been an antiquarian book dealer, a college instructor, and, with his wife Elsa, he lived and worked in Africa from 1978 to 1983. They now reside in Rockland County, New York. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories. Whites, a collection of stories, was published in 1986, and his first novel, Mating, the recipient of the National Book Award, was published in 1991. He is also the author of the novels Mortals and Subtle Bodies.

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Mating
A Novel
Written by Norman Rush


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $16.95

Set in the African republic of Botswana—the locale of his acclaimed short story collection, Whites—Norman Rush’s novel simultaneously explores the highest of intellectual high grounds and the most tortuous ravines of the erotic. tackles the geopolitics of poverty and the mystery of what men and women really want. Read more >
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Mating
A Novel
Written by Norman Rush


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Mortals

Written by Norman Rush


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $19.95

At once a political adventure, a portrait of a passionate but imperiled marriage, and an acrobatic novel of ideas, Mortals marks Norman Rush’s return to the territory he has made his own, the southern African nation of Botswana. Nobody here is entirely what he claims to be. Ray Finch is not... Read more >
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Mortals

Written by Norman Rush


Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Subtle Bodies

Written by Norman Rush


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.00

**A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK**

In a sophisticated romp through the tribulations and joys of marriage and friendship, a group of college friends reunites two decades after graduation.

After the sudden death of Douglas, once the ringleader of a clique of self-styled wits, his four best friends are summoned to his Catskills... Read more >
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Subtle Bodies

Written by Norman Rush


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $26.95

In his long-awaited new novel, Norman Rush, author of three immensely praised books set in Africa, including the best-selling classic and National Book Award-winner Mating, returns home, giving us a sophisticated, often comical, romp through the particular joys and tribulations of marriage, and the dilemmas of friendship, as a group of... Read more >
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Subtle Bodies

Written by Norman Rush


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Whites

Written by Norman Rush


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $12.00

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. Funny, sad, and deeply knowing, polished throughout to a diamond glitter, Whites is a magnificent collection of stories.



"Norman Rush is unusually... Read more >
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Whites

Written by Norman Rush


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 2, 2011
Price: $9.99

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