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  by J.M. Coetzee

category Literature & Fiction
ISBN: 0436204894
Books Registered: 15
BookCrossing Rating: Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members
Books in the Wild: 5
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Now a major motion picture starring John Malkovich.

A divorced, middle-aged English professor finds himself increasingly unable to resist affairs with his female students. When discovered by the college authorities, he is expected to apologize and repent in an effort to save his job, but he refuses to become a scapegoat in what he sees as a show trial designed to reinforce a stringent political correctness.

He preempts the authorities and leaves his job, and the city, to spend time with his grown-up lesbian daughter on her remote farm. Things between them are strained — there is much from the past they need to reconcile — and the situation becomes critical when they are the victims of a brutal and horrifying attack.

In spectacularly powerful and lucid prose, Coetzee uses all his formidable skills to engage with a post-apartheid culture in unexpected and revealing ways. This examination into the sexual and political law lines of modern South Africa as it tries desperately to start a fresh page in its history is chilling, uncompromising and unforgettable.


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Registered by cathyinoz of Warrandyte, Victoria Australia on Thursday, July 07, 2005

Current status: available Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by Penhaligon of Toronto, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by tamzinphoenix of Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 29, 2007

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Registered by buddy12 of Perth, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Current status: to be read Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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Registered by perditaxknit of Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 03, 2005

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Registered by wingwyldetwowing of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, April 17, 2008

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Registered by dazhull of Hull, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 10, 2005

Current status: available Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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