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By J. M. Coetzee

Nobel Laureate and two-time Booker prize-winning writer of shame and The existence and occasions of Michael okay, J. M. Coetzee tells the notable tale of a state gripped in brutal apartheid in his Sunday convey ebook of the 12 months award-winner Age of Iron.

In Cape city, South Africa, an aged classics professor writes a letter to her far-off daughter, recounting the unusual and worrying occasions of her loss of life days. She has been against the lies and the brutality of apartheid all her lifestyles, yet now she unearths herself coming nose to nose with its real horrors: the hounding via the police of her servant's son, the burning of a close-by black township, the homicide through protection forces of a teenage activist who seeks shelter in her condo. via all of it, her basically spouse, the one individual to whom she will confess her mounting anger and melancholy, is a homeless guy who in the future appears to be like on her doorstep.

In Age of Iron, J. M. Coetzee brings his searing perception and masterful keep watch over of language to undergo on one of many darkest episodes of our times.

'Quite easily an impressive and unforgettable work' day-by-day Telegraph

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