Diary of a Bad Year

Diary of a Bad Year

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A masterful new novel from one of the greatest writers alive.A famous writer is commissioned to contribute to a book of essays called Strong Opinions when he meets a young woman who lives in his apartment tower. He asks her to become his . . . In the laundry room of her apartment block a young woman makes the acquaintance of an ageing writer. She agrees to type up his opinions, although she is aware that what he really desires . . . The young woman's boyfriend starts to spy on his neighbour and hatches a jealous plot to . . . J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year is about loneliness, friendship and the possibility of love. It takes the reader from Australian democracy to Guantanamo Bay, from the meaning of dishonour to the creative truth of dreams. Written in a wholly innovative form for three simultaneous voices; enthralling, unexpected and deeply moving; Diary of a Bad Year may be the most original work of fiction to appear this year.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 161 x 243 x 23mm | 444g
  • Text Publishing Co
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 1921145633
  • 9781921145636

About J. M. Coetzee

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