About this book
Latest novel from the Nobel laureate, now in paperback. 'Coetzee is a unique voice; no novelist explores ideas and the power of literature and the sense of displacement so boldly. "Slow Man" will add to his immense reputation' "Independent on Sunday".
Paul Rayment is on the threshold of a comfortable old age when a calamitous cycling accident results in the amputation of a leg. Humiliated, his body truncated, his life circumscribed, he turns away from his friends. He hires a nurse named Marijana, with whom he has a European childhood in common: hers in Croatia, his in France.