With tremendous political daring, South African novelist Mike Nicol offers a luminous parable of his country’s past. Bawdy and terrifying, fantastical yet eerily familiar, This Day and Age realizes the prophecy told to a newly elected president on the eve of his inauguration. After years of bountiful harmony will come plague and famine, during which a strange man-child with a Bible chained to his wrist and his army of the disenfranchised will gather strength in the most remote reaches of the land.
“Mike Nicol joins the roster . . . of Franz Kafka, Mikhail Bulgakov, Ryszard Kapuscinski, and the magical realists of Latin America.”—The New York Times Book Review
Born in Cape Town in 1951, Mike Nicol is the author of three previous novels, Horseman, This Day and Age, and The Powers That Be, and two works of nonfiction, A Good-Looking Corpse and The Waiting Country. He lives in… More about Mike Nicol
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Published by Vintage Aug 01, 1995| 288 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780679742005