A rich, funny, and deeply affecting autobiographical novel from one of the world’s greatest living writers.
A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. He plans to focus on the years from 1972-1977 this, the biographer senses, is the period when he was ‘finding his feet as a writer’.
Never having met Coetzee, he embarks on a series of interviews with people who were important to him. ‘Summertime’ completes the majestic trilogy of fictionalised memoir begun with ‘Boyhood’ and ‘Youth’.