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John Maxwell Coetzee

A novel about desire, sexuality, power and coming to terms with life’s adversities. The story is set in post-aphartheid South Africa: David Lurie works as a professor for English in Cape Town when an affair with one of his students costs him his job. Not only does he quit university but also living in the city; he moves in with his estranged daughter Lucy on her rural farm but struggles with his new lifestyle. When one day their farm gets attacked by three strangers, David and Lucy’s peace is again utterly disturbed.

· · 1999

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Coetzee, John Maxwell. Disgrace. Vintage, 2000. 224 pp., ISBN 9780099284826

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