Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

cover of the book DisgraceDisgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Genre: Award Winner; Fiction
Copyright Year: 1999
Published: 2000
Publisher: Vintage (UK)
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Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Electronic & Audio Format Available
No. of Pages: 224
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ISBN: 9780099289524
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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 the fault-lines in their relationship.
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Author is male

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