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Slow Man by J. M. Coetzee - First Edition - 2005 - from Manyhills Books and Biblio.com

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Slow Man

by J. M. Coetzee

Condition: Good (ex-library)/Very Good


Random House, Australia, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Good (ex-library)/Very Good. This is the first Australian edition. 263 pages. Ex-library with usual marks, stamps, stickers. Edges of boards have moderate wear. Spine has minor lean. Dust jacket has light creasing. Dust jacket is protected in clear, plastic sleeve. Pages are reasonably tanned. 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. Tactfully and efficiently she ministers to his needs. But his feelings for her, and for her handsome teenage son, are complicated by the sudden arrival on his doorstep of the celebrated Australian novelist Elizabeth Costello, who threatens to take over the direction of his life and the affairs of his heart. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die; ISBN: 1741660688. ISBN/EAN: 9781741660685. Inventory No: 13110312.. 9781741660685

Slow Man is a 2005 novel by South African/Australian author J. M. Coetzee, and concerns a man who must learn to adapt after losing a leg in a road accident. The novel has many varied themes, including the nature of care, the relationship between an author and his characters, and man's drive to leave a legacy. It is Coetzee's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.




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