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Life and Times of Michael K: A Novel Paperback
by J. M. Coetzee. Edition Date:: 01/08/1985
From author of Waiting for the Barbarians and Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee's latest book co-written with Arabella Kurtz, The Good Story, is now available from Viking Books


In a South Africa turned by war, Michael K. sets out to take his ailing mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, determined to live with dignity. This life affirming novel goes to the center of human experience—the need for an interior, spiritual life; for some connections to the world in which we live; and for purity of vision.
About the Author

J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Foe, and Slow Man, among others. He has been awarded many prizes, including the Booker Prize (twice). In 2003, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
 
 
 

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