Disgrace – J M Coetzee

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Chosen by Rachel

David Lurie is a South African professor of English who loses everything and takes refuge on his daughter’s farm on the Eastern Cape as he seeks redemption. Disgrace won the Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize.

♥ “Let’s be honest here, Disgrace is somber, haunting and a little disturbing. But there’s something highly rewarding about it, too. I may have been reading between my fingers in some cases but I could not put the book down.  The characters are, for better or worse, alluring, and the theme of redemption is an emotional pull, especially with the realisation that David Lurie’s story is a small scale reflection of South Africa’s political and discriminatory problems. I will never forget this book. The movie does it justice too, John Malkovich as David Lurie – wow.” – Rachel

♥ “And from me …..” – Suzy

♥ “I thought …” – Nadine

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Published 1999
Secker & Warburg
218 pages

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