In the Heart of the Country by J M Coetzee

Set in South Africa, this novel tells the story of a woman living on a remote farm who is isolated not only geographically but also emotionally and psychologically. After her father marries his young mistress, the protagonist's life spirals into madness and tragedy. The narrative explores themes of loneliness, power dynamics, and the harsh realities of life in apartheid-era South Africa, all presented through the protagonist's fragmented and unreliable perspective.

The 3647th greatest book of all time


Published
1977
Nationality
South African
Type
Fiction
Pages
139-150
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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