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LIFE & TIMES OF MICHAEL K.

Coetzee, J.M.

ISBN 10: 0670427896 / ISBN 13: 9780670427895
Published by VIKING. NY 1984, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition. Close to fine in a fine dj. (Faint trace of foxing at top edge) Winner of the Booker Prize. Bookseller Inventory # 9856

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Title: LIFE & TIMES OF MICHAEL K.

Publisher: VIKING. NY 1984

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Michael K, a young South African, becomes unwillingly and unwittingly involved in a war in South Africa after he loses his gardening job in Capetown and embarks on an odyssey to return his dying mother to her homeland

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In South Africa, whose civil administration is colapsing 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. J.M. Coetzee has produced a masterpiece which has the astonishing power to make the wilderness boom.

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