Age of iron

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Vintage Books, Jun 1, 1992 - Fiction - 198 pages
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Mrs. Curren, the narrator of this haunting new novel by the author of Waiting for the Barbarians, is an elderly white woman dying of cancer in a country afflicted with its own mortal sickness. Her letter to her daughter charts the progression of both diseases in language that is both shattering and sensuously precise.

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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  - Josh - Goodreads

Formally, Age of Iron is outstanding. Every episode is tightly organized, the imagery is evocative and is often doing several things at once. Coetzee works at a length that allows him to polish every ... Read full review

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User Review  - Salvatore - Goodreads

As race wars rage in 1986 South Africa, white Mrs E Curren finds out she has cancer, has a - perhaps post-racial - vagrant (who names himself Vercueil) come live with her, has her black cleaning woman ... 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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