The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer

Mehring, a successful industrialist turns a part time farmer. He finds solace in the isolation that the farm provides from his mundane life. A penetrating inquiry into the personal, the book also unveils the larger social and political portrait of racially divided South Africa.

This was among Nobel Prize winning author Nadine Gordimer's earlier works, a winner of the 1974 Booker Award. Visit What Am I Reading for a more detailed review.