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This Day and Age

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Written by Mike NicolAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mike Nicol

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: August 1, 1995
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-74200-5 (0-679-74200-X)
about this book

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