Summertime – J M Coetzee


This fictionalised memoir details the life of John Coetzee from the perspective of five people who have known him. It is set in the mid to late 1970s, in Cape Town.

❚ “J M Coetzee has created a work of wit.  The biographical nature of this book was continually hard to fathom as I realised the author was writing a book from the perspective of a biographer about himself.  Once I had grasped the way it was written I thought it was so very clever and often funny. A wholly satisfying read.” – Jo

❚ “J M Coetzee is one of a handful of authors whose work I rush out to buy as soon as it’s on the bookshelves. And as usual I was not disappointed by his latest book.  His ability to find a new way to say things or a new angle to look at something from is astounding.” – Rachel

❚ “And from me” – Suzy

Published 2009
Harvill Secker
224 pages

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