Foe

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Viking, 1987 - Shipwreck survival - 157 pages
The profoundly brilliant author of Waiting for the Barbarians and The Life and Times of Michael K gives his readers a stunning departure from his earlier work with this allegorical novel of a woman marooned on an island with none other than Robinson Crusoe and Friday. When she later attempts to relate the tale to Daniel Defoe, he is less interested in Robinson Crusoe than in her own story.

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User Review  - jonfaith - LibraryThing

This review will overflow with cliché. Such is the sum of my experience. Fox is a meditation on silence. Coetzee explores the natural aspects of such. The sea and wilderness yield no ready wisdom ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dreesie - LibraryThing

A fascinating look at storytelling--approached through another author's story. Coetzee introduces Susan Barton, lately a female castaway, as she approaches the author Foe to tell the story of herself ... Read full review

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