Book :: Disgrace

By: J. M. Coetzee
Pages: 220
Published: 1999
Genre(s): Africa
Literary Fiction
Award(s): Man Booker Prize (1999)
Nobel Prize in Literature (2003)
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David Lurie, a middle-aged divorcee lecturing at the Technical University of Cape Town, has an impulsive affair with a student. When the passion sours and he is denounced, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding. For a time, he finds calm in the routine of farm life, but the balance of power in the country is shifting. When he and Lucy become victims of a savage and...

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common story with unexpected twist. enjoyed this and it's continued to "haunt" me

Jan 4th, 2018

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Jun 25th, 2015

red13x red13x

I actually quite liked this book! It started off very much like I expected it would for one about a guy who has been disgraced, but towards the middle it took a far different turn from what I was expecting. It ended a little abruptly, I felt it could have done with more, but then at the same time it was a good time to end too! Worth a read.

Feb 17th, 2015

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