Title Profile & Character Information

Disgrace

Annotation
"At fifty-two, Professor David Lurie is divorced, filled with desire, but lacking in passion. An affair with one of his students leaves him jobless, shunned by his friends, and ridiculed by his ex-wife. He retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding, where a brief visit becomes an extended stay as he tries to find meaning from this one remaining relationship. David's attempts to relate to Lucy and to a society with new racial complexities are disrupted by an afternoon of violence that shakes all his beliefs and threatens to destroy his daughter."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
1999  Man Booker Prize for Fiction
1999  Library Journal Best Books of the Year
2000  Commonwealth Writers Prize
2001  American Library Association Notable Books

Characters
NameLurie, David
GenderMale
OccupationProfessor
TraitsSouth African
Father
Divorced

NameLurie, Lucie
GenderFemale
OccupationsFarmer
 Dog boarder
TraitSouth African

GenreDomestic
Sociological
Fiction
TopicsMorality
Accountability
Fathers and daughters
Estranged families
Social integration
SettingCape Town, South Africa
Salem, South Africa
Farm
Rural
College/University
Isolated, remote farm