Life and Times of Michael K

Author(s): J.M. Coetzee

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There was a cord of tenderness that stretched from him to the patch of earth beside that dam and must be cut. It seemed to him that one could cut a cord like that only so many times before it would not grow again.


Michael K is returning his elderly mother to her rural birthplace when she dies, leaving him to the mercy of roving armies in a South Africa gripped by war. Locked up, he escapes, determined to live life on his own terms. This compassionate and life-affirming novel speaks to the human need for connection--to each other and to the world--and an interior life.

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Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1983

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  • : 9781925773873
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.182
  • : June 2019
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  • : J.M. Coetzee
  • : Paperback
  • : Jul-19
  • : English
  • : 823
  • : 192