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In the Heart of the Country: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date October 1, 1982
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140062281
ISBN-10 0140062289
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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Summary
A young woman living on a remote South African farm describes her loneliness and bitter anger
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A story told in prose as feverishly rich as William Faulkner's, In the Heart of the Country is a work of irresistable power. 

J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. 


On a remote farm in South Africa, the protagonist of J. M. Coetzee's fierce and passionate novel watches the life from which she has been excluded. Ignored by her callous father, scorned and feared by his servants, she is a bitterly intelligent woman whose outward meekness disguises a desperate resolve not to become "one of the forgotten ones of history." When her father takes an African mistress, that resolve precipitates an act of vengeance that suggests a chemical reaction between the colonizer and the colonized—and between European yearnings and the vastness and solitude of Africa. With vast assurance and an unerring eye, J. M. Coetzee has turned the family romance into a mirror of the colonial experience.





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Hardcover
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from Harpercollins (June 1, 1977)
9780060108410 | details & prices | List price $7.95
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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (October 1, 1982); titled "In the Heart of the Country: A Novel"
9780140062281 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $14.00
About: A young woman living on a remote South African farm describes her loneliness and bitter anger
Prebinding
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With J. M. Coetzee | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439513170 | details & prices | List price $22.00
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1982)
9781417648641 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $24.60
About: A young woman living on a remote South African farm describes her loneliness and bitter anger

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