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Life & times of Michael K

Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the author of Waiting for the Barbarians, another startling and disturbing portrait of today's South Africa, a land and a people beset by violence and siege. Coetzee here tells the story of a handicapped young man who has worked as a municipal gardener in Cape Town. His mother is dying, and she wishes to return to her birthplace out in the veldt. Without the required transit passes, mother and son set out on a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0140074481 9780140074482
OCLC Number: 11089202
Awards: Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1983.
Description: 184 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Life and times of Michael K.
Responsibility: J.M. Coetzee.
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First published in 1983 and winner of the Booker Prize. Set in a turbulent South Africa, a young gardener decides to take his mother away from the violence towards a new life in the abandoned  Read more...

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"An outstanding achievment." --Nadine Gordimer"A major work of crystalline intensity." --Los Angeles Times"So purifying to the senses that one comes away feeling that one's eye has been sharpened, Read more...

 
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