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Life & Times of Michael K

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  • Sales Rank:14,111,956
  • Media:Paperback
  • Edition:Open market ed
  • Pages:160
  • Publication Date:January 26, 1984
  • ISBN:0713917105
  • EAN:9780713917109
  • ASIN:0713917105

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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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