Diary of a Bad Year

Diary of a Bad Year

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143114482
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


An ingenious new work of fiction from the Nobel Prize? winning author of Disgrace

J . M. Coetzee once again breaks literary ground with Diary of a Bad Year, a book that is, in the words of its protagonist, ?a response to the present in which I find myself.? Aging author Senor C has been commissioned to write a series of essays entitled ?Strong Opinions,? of which he has many. After hiring a beautiful young typist named Anya, the two embark on a relationship that will have a profound impact on them both? especially when Alan, Anya?s no-good boyfriend, develops designs on Senor C?s bank account. Told in these three voices simultaneously, Coetzee has created any entirely new way of telling a story, and nothing less than an ?involving, argumentative, moving novel? (The New Yorker).
Diary of a Bad Year

Diary of a Bad Year

J. M. Coetzee


New York Times Notable Book – winner
Australia-Asia Literary Award – longlist
PRH Book Clubs Survey