Set in post-apartheid South Africa, J. M. Coetzee’s searing novel tells the story of David Lurie, a twice divorced, 52-year-old professor of communications and Romantic Poetry at Cape Technical University. Lurie believes he has created a comfortable, if somewhat passionless, life for himself. He lives within his financial and emotional means. Though his position at the university has been reduced, he teaches his classes dutifully; and while age has diminished his attractiveness, weekly visits to a prostitute satisfy his sexual needs. He considers himself happy. However, when Lurie seduces one of his students, he sets in motion a chain of events that will shatter his complacency and leave him utterly disgraced.
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida Author: Shehan Karunatilaka List: Recent Prize Winner (Man Booker, 2022) Project: Orpheus – unaccepted death Year of publication: 2022 Pages: 386 Goodreads: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida […]
Brave New World is a dystopian novel set in a futuristic society where citizens are genetically engineered and conditioned for conformity and pleasure. The story follows a man named Bernard Marx who challenges the societal […]