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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Lovely writing style. - Goodreads
The pacing is fantastic. - Goodreads
The writing is crisp and flows well. - Goodreads
Coetzee is not a gimmicky writer so - Goodreads
The ending left me breathless. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Graham Botha - Goodreads

Coetzee puts the reader not only inside the head of the main character, but in her heart and soul too and does it in poetic prose that thrills the reader. He is unique in his style with a refreshing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Denise Cooper - Goodreads

Beyond Brilliant! This book has more truth in it then any so called memoir. This is John Maxwell Coetzee. You can feel his exit from his homeland. Please do yourself a favor, read several Coetzee novels before reading this. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

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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