Diary of a Bad Year (Hardcover)

By J. M. Coetzee

Viking Adult, 9780670018758, 240pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/28/2008)
Paperback (9/1/2009)

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An ingenious new work of fiction from the Nobel Prize? winning author of Disgrace

J . M. Coetzee once again breaks literary ground with Diary of a Bad Year, a book that is, in the words of its protagonist, ?a response to the present in which I find myself.? Aging author Senor C has been commissioned to write a series of essays entitled ?Strong Opinions,? of which he has many. After hiring a beautiful young typist named Anya, the two embark on a relationship that will have a profound impact on them both? especially when Alan, Anya?s no-good boyfriend, develops designs on Senor C?s bank account. Told in these three voices simultaneously, Coetzee has created any entirely new way of telling a story, and nothing less than an ?involving, argumentative, moving novel? (The New Yorker).