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In the heart of the country

Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stifling in the torpor of colonial South Africa, a lonely sheep farmer seeks comfort in the arms of a black concubine. But when his embittered spinster daughter Magda feels shamed, this lurch across the racial divide marks the end of a tenuous feudal peace.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0099465949 9780099465942
OCLC Number: 60511437
Notes: Originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1977.
Description: 172 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: J.M. Coetzee.

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