Price: 26.50 GBP
Author: Coetzee, J. M. ; with an introduction by Christopher Hope and illustrations by Andrew Gibson
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition Slipcase Fine
Publisher London The Folio Society 2011
Inventory No. 306925
Hardback with slipcase, both in excellent, fine condition. Shrinkwrapped. Bound in brown cloth and presented in a plain black slipcase. 224pp. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1999. 23.5cm. After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding. For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship.
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