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Age of Iron by J.M. Coetzee
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Sep 02, 2010

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This book was written in the twilight of apartheid, and is set sometime at the height of the struggle against the regime in the 1980s. Its protagonist is a liberal-minded white woman, a retired professor who is dying of cancer and writing a sometimes-despondent letter to her daughter, who lives in the United States in self-imposed exile.

As usual, Coetzee's prose is stark and wonderfully-wrought.

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