Disgrace

R180

ISBN: 9780099289524 Categories: ,

Description

After years of teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy’s isolated smallholding.

For a time, his daughter’s influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship.

Additional information

Dimensions 20 × 13 cm
Publisher

Language

English

Date Published

2008

ISBN

9780099289524

Specifications

Softcover, 20x13cm, 220pp