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Life & Times of Michael K

Coetzee, J. M.;Coetzee, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0670427896 / ISBN 13: 9780670427895
Published by Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1984
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Book is tight & square with very slight foxing to the superior page block edges as well as a faint ghost of a price written on the top of the ffep. The foxing does not go into the page block. There is no statement of printing which is required to be a Viking first printing. The DJ is price-intact ($13.95) and has slight edge wear as a crease to the inside back flap There is also a small chip to one of the superior corners. It is the author's fourth book. Bookseller Inventory # 001675

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Title: Life & Times of Michael K

Publisher: Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st 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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