J. M. Coetzee;Vintage;pp 220; Rs 225
After years 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.
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Toni Morrison; Plume; pp 275; Rs 425
Sethe. Proud and beautiful, she escaped from slavery but is haunted by its heritage--from the fires of the flesh to the heartbreaking challenges to the spirit. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel.
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Grey Area
Will Self; Penguin; pp 287; Rs 355
There are only eight people in London and fortunately I am one of them….I can declare with some authority that there simply isn't a snobbish bone in my entire body. If there was I would feel quite confident that the good egalitarian tissue encasing it would tense up, like the lining of a chomping mouth, and spit the slimy thing out without more ado…..But all of this being noted, the fact does remain that there are only eight people in London. Eight people who count, that is….strange to say this.
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