Mating by Norman Rush

Mating is a novel by American author Norman Rush. It is a first-person narrative of an unnamed American anthropology graduate student in Botswana around 1980. It focuses on her relationship with Nelson Denoon, a controversial American anthropologist who runs an experimental women-only village in the Kalahari desert.

The 886th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 30th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  2. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
  3. - What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years? (New York Times)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Mating Paperback 4291733 $180.14 $1.45 1993
Mating Hardcover 9556363 $7.32
Mating Hardcover 10440614 $19.91
MATING:A NOVEL Hardcover 11654397 $8.88
Mating Hardcover 13613810
Mating Hardcover 14967265 $9.49 1993
Mating: A Novel Paperback 294801 $12.17 $1.30 1992
Mating Hardcover 745929 $0.01 $0.01 1991
Mating: A Novel (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 38112 $10.99 2011
Mating Paperback 7249540 $8.10 $5.44 2013