231 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2007) 2008
A distinguished ageing writer is invited to contribute to a book entitled Strong Opinions and sees it as an opportunity to express various concerns, especially about "the so-called war on terror". When he meets an attractive young woman in the laundry room of his apartment block, he offers her work typing up his manuscript.
"Coetzee is redrawing the contours of the novel and taking it places that it has rarely been before ... Exhilarating" The Times
J.M. Coetzee’s work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Disgrace, Boyhood, Youth, Summertime and the Jesus Trilogy. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.