Slow Man

Slow Man

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099490625
  • 9780099490623
  • 83,632

Review quote

"Sensational... Another exemplary tale of suffering from one of the best writers of our time, who dares to articulate our incomprehensible existence, and manages it with extraordinary and sensitive eloquence" The Times "[Slow Man] finds the Nobel laureate on top form... A consummate writer of fiction" Observer "Coetzee is a unique voice; no novelist explores the ideas and the power of literature and the sense of displacement so boldly. Slow Man will add to his immense reputation" Independent on Sunday "Remorselessly human, it is also funny and touching: Coetzee the artist remains the complete novelist" Irish Times "A tremendous and startling novel... Coetzee is a novelist who cares about every word. Slow Man confirms him as among our greatest living authors" The Timesshow more

About J. M. Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting For the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.show more

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"[Slow Man] finds the Nobel laureate on top form... A consummate writer of fiction"show more

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6,354 ratings
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4 33% (2,109)
3 37% (2,320)
2 13% (828)
1 3% (213)
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