About this book
Vintage paperback edition of Coetzee's Booker-winning novel, which revisits the South Africa of half a century ago, and which evokes the tensions, delights and terrors of childhood with startling, haunting immediacy. Sales will be given a massive boost by the aforementioned Booker success, helped by the unanimous critical acclaim that the novel had already received. "It confirms Coetzee's claim to be considered one of the best novelists alive" "Sunday Times".
A divorced, middle-aged English professor finds himself increasingly unable to resist affairs with his female students. When discovered by the college authorities he is expected to apologize to save his job, but instead he refuses and resigns, retiring to live with his daughter on her remote farm.