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J. M. Coetzee. Penguin Books, $14 (160pp) ISBN 978-0-14-009623-1

This slim novel by the author of Waiting for the Barbarians is both a variant of Robinson Crusoe and a complex parable of art and life. PW noted that the characters' relationships are ""an allegory of the evil social order that poisons the author's native South Africa.'' (January)