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Life & Times of Michael K, Coetzee,  J. M.
Life & Times of Michael K
J. M. Coetzee

Paperback $19.99 - The Text Publishing Company
Fiction - Published: 2/Jul/2019 - ISBN: 9781925773873

There was a cord of tenderness that stretched from him to the patch of earth beside that dam and must be cut. It seemed to him that one could cut a cord like that only so many times before it would not grow again.

Michael K is returning his elderly mother to her rural birthplace when she dies, leaving him to the mercy of roving armies in a South Africa gripped by war. Locked up, he escapes, determined to live life on his own terms. This compassionate and life-affirming novel speaks to the human need for connection-to each other and to the world-and an interior life. J. M. Coetzee was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. He lives in Adelaide. Four modern classics by the great South African writer, J. M. Coetzee, re-released with stylish new covers and accompanied by introductions from some of Australia's brightest writing talents.

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