Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [vi], 180,  pages
Publisher: London: Secker & Warburg, 1990.
A handsome first edition/first printing in about Fine condition with page edges lightly tanned in alike dust-jacket with minor edgewear. SIGNED by author J. M. Coetzee directly on the title page.
Mrs. Curren, the narrator of this novel, is an elderly white woman dying of cancer in South Africa. The retired professor's letters to her daughter in America tell of the strange events that turn her protected middle-class life upside down: the burning of a nearby Black township; the brutal murder of her servant's son and the arrival of a homeless alcoholic who becomes her only companion.