Coetzee's books present a great insight into peoples emotions, past, experiences, social problems and solutions, sometimes not so easy. Here, a man after an accident lost his leg- now he has to change his entire world, his perspective and way of life-but he doesn't want to do that. He loved his previous life, his women and way of being. It's not easy, the help comes from a woman who I, i must confess, hated at the beginning but as the plot evolved I changed my mind. An excellent novel, touching and full of true emotions.