by J. M. Coetzee

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‘ Explores the furthest reaches of what it means to be human’ Sunday Telegraph

Disgrace Synopsis

David Lurie, a middle-aged divorcee lecturing at the Technical University of Cape Town, has an impulsive affair with a student. When the passion sours and he is denounced, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding. For a time, he finds calm in the routine of farm life, but the balance of power in the country is shifting. When he and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack, all the faultlines in their relationship are revealed.

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Disgrace Press Reviews

'A great novel by one of the finest authors writing in the English language today' The Times

'A masterpiece...perhaps the best novel to carry off the Booker in a decade' - Boyd Tonkin, Independent

'Coetzee captures with appalling skill the white dilemma in South Africa' - Daily Telegraph

'Disgrace explores the furthest reaches of what it means to be human; it is at the frontier of world literature' - Geoff Dyer, Sunday Telegraph

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

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ISBN: 9780099563129
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780099563129
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: J. M. Coetzee
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,

About J. M. Coetzee

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 and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.

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