Get a Life (novel)

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First UK edition
(publ. Bloomsbury)

Get a Life is a 2005 novel by the South African writer Nadine Gordimer. The novel tells the story of environmental activist Paul Bannerman and his family. Paul is diagnosed with thyroid cancer and, after surgery and subsequent radiation treatment, has to live quarantined at his parent's place for some time. This significant change in his life also affects his family.