When Julie Summers's car breaks down on a sleazy street in a South
African city, a young Arab mechanic named Abdu comes to her aid.
Their attraction to one another is fueled by different motives.
Julie is in rebellion against her wealthy background and her
father; Abdu, an illegal immigrant, is desperate to avoid
deportation to his impoverished country. In the course of their
relationship, there are unpredictable consequences, and
overwhelming emotions will overturn each one's notion of the other.
Set in the new South Africa and in an Arab village in the desert,
"The Pickup" is "a masterpiece of creative empathy . . . a gripping
tale of contemporary anguish and unexpected desire, and it also
opens the Arab world to unusually nuanced perception" (Edward W.
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