After years of teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulisive 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's isolated smallholding. For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rythms 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 all the faultlines in their relationship.
|Forfatter||John M. Coetzee||Forlag||
|Dimensjoner||10,9cm x 17,7cm x 1,4cm||Vekt||125 gram|
|Litterære priser||Booker-prisen, 1999||Leverandør||Vigmostad og Bjørke|
|Emner og form||Moderne litteratur, Sør-Afrika, Kjærlighet, Familie, Romaner, Skjønnlitteratur|