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Disgrace
by J. M. Coetzee | Literature & Fiction
Registered by SwanOfKennet of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria United Kingdom on 1/10/2012
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by SwanOfKennet from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

9 out of 10

In post-apartheid South Africa, power is shifting. David Lurie, professor of English at Cape Town University, finds his role changed around him to his consternation. When he is forced to resign his post after having an affair with one of his students and refusing to defend himself before a hearing, he moves in with his daughter on a remote smallholding, finding solace in the routines of rural life. But a violent attack on the smallholding opens up cracks in all of his relationships.

Bleak and disturbing but a gripping examination of a country in turmoil after generations of oppression. 


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