Penguin Books, 1988 - Fiction in English - South African writers, 1961- - Texts - 157 pages
In 1720 the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe is approached by Susan Barton, lately a castaway on a desert island. She wants him to tell her story, and that of the enigmatic man has become her rescuer, companion, master and sometimes lover; Cruso. Cruso is dead, and his manservant, Friday, is incapable of speech. As she tries to relate the truth about him, the ambitious Barton cannot help turning Cruso into her invention. For as narrated by Foe—as by Coetzee himself - the stories we though we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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