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's full name is John Michael Coetzee. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1940, Coetzee is a writer and critic who uses the political situation in his homeland as a backdrop for many of his novels. Coetzee published his first work of fiction, Dusklands, in 1974. Another book, Boyhood, loosely chronicles an unhappy time in Coetzee's childhood when his family moved from Cape Town to the more remote and unenlightened city of Worcester. Other Coetzee novels are In the Heart of the Country and Waiting for the Barbarians. Coetzee's critical works include White Writing and Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship. Coetzee is a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize and in 2003, he won the Nobel Literature Award.

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