July's People by Nadine Gordimer

For years, it has been what is called a ‘deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family - liberal whites - are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his native village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July - the shifts in character and relationships - gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.

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The 768th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 63rd on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
July's People Kindle Edition 64931 $12.82 1982
July's People Hardcover 498388 $21.66 $0.01 1981
July's People Paperback 1755939 $5.00 $0.98
JULY'S PEOPLE. Paperback 4064492 $9.00 $3.77
July's People Paperback 64420 $11.56 $0.99 1982