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|All Authors / Contributors:||
J M Coetzee; Miguel Martínez-Lage
|Description:||189 pages ; 23 cm.|
|Series Title:||Literatura Mondadori, 212.|
|Other Titles:||In the heart of the country.|
|Responsibility:||J.M. Coetzee ; traducción de Miguel Martínez-Lage.|
On a remote farm in South Africa, the protagonist of [this] novel watches the life from which she has been excluded. Ignored by her callous father, scorned and feared by his servants, she is a bitterly intelligent woman whose outward meekness disguises a desperate resolve to not become "one of the forgotten ones in history." When her father takes and African mistress, that resolve precipitates an act of vengeance that suggests a chemical reaction between the colonizer and the colonized - and between European yearnings and the vastness and solitude of Africa.