Saturday, September 19, 2009

Staff Recommendation: Life and Times of Michael K

Michael K, the simple-minded gardener of Cape Town, quits his job to move his ill mother to her hometown. Trapped in the endless bureaucracy required for a travel permit, he journeys out without “proper” paperwork; a decision with dire consequences. Coetzee’s incomparable masterpiece opens numerous windows to the deep beauty and extreme darkness of Michael’s life.

Reviewed by: Arezoo

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