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496 pages, 1992



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This wholly original novel by the award-winning author of The Book of Salt is a heady concoction of sex, politics, and intellect. The narrator, an American anthropologist living in Botswana, has a penchant for Nelson Denoon—a charismatic intellectual rumored to have founded a utopian society in the remote Kalahari—and what ensues is an erotic comedy of manners that explores the deepest canyons of eros even as it asks deep questions about the good society, poverty, and male-female relations.
Exploration of Feminism

In Mating, Norman Rush explores the theme of feminism through the eyes of an unnamed female protagonist. This book gives you a chance to see the world from a feminist perspective, and it might just change the way you think about gender equality.

Insight into African Culture

Rush takes you on a journey into the heart of Africa, offering a deep look into its culture and traditions. If you're interested in learning about different cultures, you'll find Mating a fascinating read.

Understanding Human Relationships

Mating is not just about romantic relationships, it's about human connections in general. Rush beautifully portrays the complexities of human relationships, making it a must-read for anyone looking to understand the intricacies of human interaction.

Examination of Utopian Ideals

Rush's book also explores the concept of utopia. It's a great opportunity to research and reflect on what a perfect society might look like, and whether it's even possible to achieve.

Deep Dive into Human Psychology

Mating is a book that digs deep into the human psyche. It's a great read if you're interested in psychology and want to explore the motivations and desires that drive human behavior.

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Mating is a novel of great assurance and daring. Norman Rush leads the reader into unknown fictional territory.

James WoodJames Wood - Literary Critic

Mating is a profound, thoughtful, and often hilarious novel that elevates the human mating dance to a ballet.

Jonathan FranzenJonathan Franzen - Novelist

Mating is a brilliant, fiercely intelligent novel that challenges and enlightens its readers.

Zadie SmithZadie Smith - Novelist

Mating is a fascinating exploration of human relationships, filled with complexity and insight.

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace - Writer
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