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  - mlbelize - LibraryThing

Mrs. Curran is dying of cancer. Opposed all her life to the system of apartheid but sheltered from the realities of the cruelty imposed, she is now faced with results that the system has brought. As ... Read full review

AGE OF IRON

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Coetzee (Waiting for the Barbarians, 1982; Life and Times of Michael K, 1984) has never before written so undeliberate and passionate a novel as this, an agonizing valediction by an old woman—a South ... 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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