Diary of a Bad Year by J. M. Coetzee
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Diary of a Bad Year
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Diary of a Bad Year

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Diary of a Bad Year by J. M. Coetzee

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An eminent, ageing Australian writer is invited to contribute to a book entitled Strong Opinions. For him, troubled by Australia's complicity in the wars in the Middle East,it is a chance to air some urgent concerns: how should a citizen of a modern democracy react to their state's involvement in an immoral war on terror, a war that involves the use of torture? Then in the laundry room of his apartment block he encounters an alluring young woman. He offers her work typing up his manuscript. Anya is not interested in politics, but the job will be a welcome distraction, as will the writer's evident attraction towards her. Her boyfriend, Alan, is an investment consultant who understands the world in harsh economic terms. Suspicious of his trophy girlfriend's new pastime, Alan begins to formulate a plan...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099516224
ISBN-10: 0099516225
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J. M. Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting For the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace 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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