Diary of a Bad Year (Paperback)
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An eminent, ageing Australian writer is invited to contribute to a book entitled Strong Opinions. For him, troubled by Australia's complicity in the wars in the Middle East,it is a chance to air some urgent concerns: how should a citizen of a modern democracy react to their state's involvement in an immoral war on terror, a war that involves the use of torture? Then in the laundry room of his apartment block he encounters an alluring young woman. He offers her work typing up his manuscript. Anya is not interested in politics, but the job will be a welcome distraction, as will the writer's evident attraction towards her. Her boyfriend, Alan, is an investment consultant who understands the world in harsh economic terms. Suspicious of his trophy girlfriend's new pastime, Alan begins to formulate a plan...

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099516224
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The work of a master" * Daily Telegraph *
"You must read this book" * Independent on Sunday *
"Coetzee is redrawing the contours of the novel and taking it places that it has rarely been before... Exhilarating" * The Times *
"Complex and ultimately moving" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Mesmerising" * New Statesman *

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“Experimental, Dizzying, Rewarding”

One of Coetzee's most challenging books, this novel is a feat in experimental prose. Largely told in three strands on each page, it is the story of a strange bond between an aging novelist and the young woman he... More

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