Title: Life & Times of Michael K
Author: Coetzee, J. M.
Publisher: Viking Press, New York
Publication Date: 1983
Edition: First American Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: D-j has shelf wear.
Synopsis: In South Africa, whose civil administration is collapsing under the pressure of years of civil strife, an obscure young gardener named Michael K decides to take his mother on a long march away from the guns towards a new life in the abandoned countryside. Everywhere he goes however, the war follows him. Tracked down and locked up as a collaborator with the rural guerrillas, he embarks on a fast that angers, baffles, and finally awes his captors. The story of Michael K is the story of a man caught up in a war beyond his understanding, but determined to live his life, however minimally, on his own terms. J. M. Coetzee has produced a masterpiece which has the astonishing power to make the wilderness boom.