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Life & times of Michael K

Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, 1984, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In South Africa, whose civil administration is collapsing under the pressure of years of civil strife, an obscure young gardener named Michael K decides to take his mother on a long march away from the guns towards a new life in the abandoned countryside. Everywhere he goes however, the war follows him. Tracked down and locked up as a collaborator with the rural guerrillas, he embarks on a fast that angers, baffles,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0670427896 9780670427895
OCLC Number: 9758685
Awards: Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1983.
Description: 184 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Life and times of Michael K.
Responsibility: J.M. Coetzee.

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In South Africa, whose civil administration is collapsing under the pressure of years of civil strife, an obscure young gardener named Michael K decides to take his mother on a long march away from the guns towards a new life in the abandoned countryside. Everywhere he goes however, the war follows him. Tracked down and locked up as a collaborator with the rural guerrillas, he embarks on a fast that angers, baffles, and finally awes his captors. The story of Michael K is the story of a man caught up in a war beyond his understanding, but determined to live his life, however minimally, on his own terms.

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