• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released February 23, 1977
ISBN 9780436256707

£550.00

Stifled by the torpor of colonial South Africa and trapped in a web of reciprocal oppression, a lonely sheep farmer seeks comfort in the arms of a black concubine. But when his embittered spinster daughter Magda feels shamed, this lurch across the racial divide marks the end of a tenuous feudal peace. 

As she dreams madly of bloody revenge, Magda's consciousness starts to drift and the line between fact and the workings of her excited imagination becomes blurred. What follows is the fable of a woman's passionate, obsessed and violent response to an Africa that will not heed her.

Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition in a good dust jacket. Jacket is unclipped, and has wear on the spine and corners. Has a previous owner's gift inscription inside the front cover.


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J.M. Coetzee

John Maxwell Coetzee is a South-African-born novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. He has also won the Booker Prize (twice), the CNA Prize (thrice), the Jerusalem Prize, the Prix Femina stranger, The Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and holds a number of other awards and honorary doctorates.

He is one of the most critically acclaimed and decorated authors in the English language.

Coetzee relocated to Australia in 2002, and currently lives in Adelaide. He became an Australian citizen in 2006.

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Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition in a good dust jacket. Jacket is unclipped, and has wear on the spine and corners. Has a previous owner's gift inscription inside the front cover.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.