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.
Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. CoetzeeReviewed by: Arezoo