Description - Diary of a Bad Year by J. M. Coetzee
A famous writer is commissioned to contribute to a book of essays called Strong Opinions when he meets a young woman who lives in his apartment tower. He asks her to become his . . . In the laundry room of her apartment block a young woman makes the acquaintance of an ageing writer. She agrees to type up his opinions, although she is aware that what he really desires . . . The young woman's boyfriend starts to spy on his neighbour and hatches a jealous plot to . . . J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year was shortlisted for the 2008 NSW Premier's Literary Award, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Award for Fiction and Award for Innovation at the 2008 SA Festival Awards for Literature. It is an extraordinary and utterly original novel about loneliness, friendship and the possibility of love. Diary of a Bad Year takes the reader from Australian democracy to Guantanamo Bay, from the meaning of dishonour to the creative truth of dreams. Written in a wholly innovative form for three simultaneous voices, Diary of a Bad Year is enthralling, unexpected and deeply moving.
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(199mm x 132mm x 14mm)
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