Who picked up whom? Is the pickup the illegal immigrant desperate to evade deportation to his impoverished desert country? Or is the pickup the businessman's daughter trying to escape a privileged background she despises?
When Julie Summers's car breaks down near a garage on a sleazy street, a young Arab emerges from beneath the chassis of a vehicle to aid her. Soon they are enmeshed in a relationship of unpredictably relentless emotions, a relationship that overturns each one's notion of the other and of the solutions life demands for different circumstances.A novel of great power and concision, psychological surprises and unexpected developments, The Pickup is a story of the world of emigration and immigration, where love can survive only if stripped of all certainties outside itself.