The mysterious, masterful new novel from J.M. Coetzee, twice winner of the Booker Prize and winner of the Nobel Prize
J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace, Summertime, The Childhood of Jesus and, most recently, The Schooldays of Jesus. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
"Richly enigmatic, with regular flashes of Coetzee's piercing intelligence" -- Theo Tait * Guardian * "As ever, JM Coetzee manages to dodge every category with mesmeric cunning... This limpid, gnomic and surprisingly witty tale will take root in your imagination'" -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent * "There are lots of traditions and tales mixed in - along with mathematics and a wonderfully poetic use of language" * Financial Times * "Engaging and thoughtful" -- Theo Hobson * Tablet * "Written with all of Coetzee's penetrating rigour, it will be an early contender for an unprecedented third Booker prize" -- Tim Adams * Observer *