Disgrace

After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding. For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship.

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Exhilarating... One of the best novelists alive Sunday Times
Author:
J. M. Coetzee
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After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding. For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship.

Review:

Exhilarating... One of the best novelists alive Sunday Times

Product details

Author:
J. M. Coetzee
Subtitle:
(New Edition)
Publisher:
Alfred A Knopf (Random House)
Imprint:
Vintage
ISBN:
9780099289524
Audience:
General
Pages:
224
Width (mm):
129
Length (mm):
198
Additional Info:
J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting For the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice for Life & Times of Michael K and Disgrace, which also won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Awards:
Winner of The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2000. Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1999. Shortlisted for Best of the Booker 2008. Shortlisted for WH Smith Literary Prize 2000.
Weight (g):
165

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Unlikely Human Reactions

My partner and I each have turns to pick the next book we're going to read - this was his choice. He loves the book; I tried to find what he likes so much in the book but for me it was simply depressing and made me angry.

Subtle, powerful and deep. Full review linked

Coetzee's writes a story that drags you in early and keeps evolving. The characters are simple but deep and the plot is easy to follow but hard to predict. Powerful and harsh in a quiet way. Full review here: http://imranlorgat.blogspot.com/2013/07/disgrace-book-thoughts.html

Not for the feint hearted!

This is a disturbing story of the realities of post-Apartheid South Africa. Disgrace won the 1999 Booker Prize and deservedly so. It is powerful and insightful. But beware, this is not for the feint hearted. It touches and inflames raw nerves and leaves one utterly drained. It will open your eyes.

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