Title: Life & Times of Michael K. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Viking, New York, 1984, ISBN:0670427896
Seller ID: 106894
COETZEE, J.M. Life & Times of Michael K. New York: The Viking Press, (1984). First US Printing. Pp. (10),3-184. 8vo, black cloth spine with red paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "At the age of thirty-one, Michaelloses hisjob as a gardener for the city of Cape Town, and promises to take his ailing mother bck to her home town of Prince Albert. On the way there she dies, leaving Michael completely alone. He takes refuge on a deserted farm, living off the land 'by the rising and setting of the sun in a pocket outside time'. WHrn the farm is invaded by an army deserter, Michael flees into the mountains, where he is apprehended and taken to a resettlement camp. Unable to bear confinement, Michael escapes, returning to the land he had begun to cultivate, building for himself the simplest of shelters. But once again, his universe disintegrates, when, suspected of aiding guerrillas,he is sent to a rehabilitation camp run by men intent on 'effecting a chan ge in men's souls'. Michael, finding imprisonment intolerable, slips out ofthe camp hospital and returns to Cape Town, and some sort of freedom." - f rom the dustjacket. Very good in lightly verso-brown-toned, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00