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In the Heart of the Country

In the Heart of the Country

J. M. Coetzee

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  • Introduction by Adam Rivett

    Today my father brought home his new bride.

    Magda lives on an isolated farm in South Africa with her callous father and their staff, who treat her with disdain. Her psychological state, already precarious, disintegrates when her father takes a black mistress, and a tenuous feudal peace is shattered. In prose rich and vivid, Coetzee re-enacts the colonial experience in the home and in the psyche of one woman, who will not let history overlook her.

    J. M. Coetzee
    About the Author

    J. M. Coetzee was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. His work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, The Master of Petersburg, Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year. His most recent writing is a trilogy of novels: The Childhood of Jesus, The Schooldays of...

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    1 October 2019
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    andIn the Heart of the Country

    ‘A realistic fable, at once stark, exciting and economical.’

    ‘I have known few authors who can evoke such a wilderness in the heart of a man…Mr. Coetzee knows the elusive terror of Kafka.’

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    • In the Heart of the Country
      ISBN: 9781925774863
      1 October 2019
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