Disgrace

Publisher details

Disgrace
Author
J.M. Coetzee
Publisher
Random House
Genres
Fiction, Man Booker Prize winner
Released
01 July, 1999

Synopsis

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 all the fault lines in their relationship.
J.M. Coetzee
About the author

J.M. Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting For The BarbariansLife & Times of Michael KBoyhoodYouthDisgrace and Diary of a Bad Year. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.

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