Life & times of Michael K

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Publisher:
Penguin Books,
Pub. Date:
1985.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.3 - AR Pts: 11
Lexile measure:
940L
Description
From author of Waiting for the Barbarians and Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee. J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus , is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. In a South Africa turned by war, Michael K. sets out to take his ailing mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, determined to live with dignity. This life affirming novel goes to the center of human experience--the need for an interior, spiritual life; for some connections to the world in which we live; and for purity of vision.
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ISBN:
9780140074482
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.3, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
940L
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