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Disgrace (J.M. Coetzee)

Bookclub-in-a-Box takes you behind the scenes into J.M. Coetzee’s South Africa, at the point when the long-standing racially discriminatory policy of apartheid begins to fall apart. Coetzee looks at issues of power among South Africa’s different communities and tells the story of David Lurie, a teacher who commits a disgraceful act. Leaving his job and his life behind, he goes to stay temporarily with his daughter, a small crop farmer and boarder of dogs, in another part of South Africa. At the farm, a second abrupt incident again throws his life out of order, but this time, there are no simple solutions. In fact, nothing in this compact novel is as simple as it seems. This discussion guide explores how Coetzee’s genius with words and sentences is calculated to create a tightly layered and powerful novel, and investigates the impact that the dissolution of apartheid has on all of South Africa’s communities.


This Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF discussion guide (89 pages) for J.M. Coetzee's novel Disgrace includes:

• Novel synopsis
• Author information
• Character analysis
• Focus points and themes
• Writing style and structure
• Symbols
• Important quotes from the novel
• Book club discussion questions


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