Age of Iron

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Random House, 1990 - Fiction - 198 pages
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In cape Town, South Africa, an old woman is dying of cancer. A classics professor, Mrs. Curren has all her life been opposed to the apartheid system. Now, she is forced to come to terms with the rage to her daughter, Mrs. Curren recounts the strange events of her dying days.

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User Review  - Caitlin Simmons - Goodreads

Coetzee...never fails to pierce my soul in ways that I could never anticipate. Quite possibly the best novel I have ever read by him. A countdown to a seemingly insignificant death...written in such beautiful prose that it can be physically heartbreaking at times. Just beautiful. Read full review

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User Review  - missy ward-lambert - Goodreads

Is JM Coetzee even capable of writing a single imperfect word? Not as far as I can see. He, more than almost any other writer, makes me want to be a writer, makes me believe in the power of fiction ... Read full review

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J. M. Coetzee is Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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