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Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: London : Secker & Warburg, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Paul Rayment is on the threshold of a comfortable old age when a calamitous cycling accident results in the amputation of a leg. Humiliated, his body truncated, his life circumscribed, he turns away from his friends." "He hires a nurse named Marijana, with whom he has a European childhood in common: hers in Croatia, his in France. Tactfully and efficiently she ministers to his needs. But his feelings for her, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Didactic fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coetzee, J.M., 1940-
Slow man.
London : Secker & Warburg, 2005
(OCoLC)607586002
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0436206110 9780436206115 0436206315 9780436206313
OCLC Number: 61431359
Awards: Short-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007
Description: 265 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: J.M. Coetzee.

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"Paul Rayment is on the threshold of a comfortable old age when a calamitous cycling accident results in the amputation of a leg. Humiliated, his body truncated, his life circumscribed, he turns away from his friends." "He hires a nurse named Marijana, with whom he has a European childhood in common: hers in Croatia, his in France. Tactfully and efficiently she ministers to his needs. But his feelings for her, and for her handsome teenage son, are complicated by the sudden arrival on his doorstep of the celebrated Australian novelist Elizabeth Costello, who threatens to take over the direction of his life and the affairs of his heart."--Jacket.

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