Slow Man by J. M. Coetzee
by J. M. Coetzee
Knopf, Random House, 2005 [First Edition], ISBN 1741660688, hardcover, dust-jacket
Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dust-jacket has minor scuff, small hole at bottom back (see photographs)
"Paul Rayment is on the threshold of a comfortable old age when a calamitous eyeling accident results in the amputation of a leg. Humiliated, his boy truncated, his life circumscribed, he turns away from his friends.
He hires a nurse named Marijana, with whom he has a European childhood in common: hers in Croatia, his in France. Tactfully and efficiently she ministers to his needs. But his feelings for her, and for her handsome teenage son, are complicated by the sudden arrival on his doorstep of the celebrated Australian novelist Elizabeth Costello, who threatens to take over the direction of his life and the affairs of his heart."