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Slow Man

Slow Man

Author(s): J M Coetzee

Location(s): Adelaide

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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On the Magill Road in Adelaide, Paul Rayment is cycling, had an accident and has his leg amputated. A succession of carers look after him at home and in particular he bonds with Marijana – they both grew up in different parts of Europe, which gives them a common bond. He chooses to fund her son’s education but that causes upset between her and her husband. Her son moves in with Paul, which causes upset, enter Australian author Elizabeth Costello.

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A multi layered book, delivering a complex plot, with well drawn characters.

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