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  - Ryan - Goodreads

Outstanding. Poignant depiction of someone from privilege living out a poorly imagined plan. I like the lack of sentiment. Read full review

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User Review  - Jani Allan - Goodreads

This has been described as a novel about love that exceeds boundaries. It is also a lament on death and dying and the grief a mother feels at her daughter's decision to leave South Africa until 'the ... 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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