Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life

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First edition
Author J. M. Coetzee
Cover artist Roderick Field
Country South Africa
Language English
Genre Autobiographical novel
Publisher Secker & Warburg
Publication date
September 1997
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 166 pp (UK paperback)
ISBN 0-09-926827-2
OCLC 39713641
Followed by Youth

Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life is a fictionalised autobiographical work by J. M. Coetzee, and focuses on his years spent growing up in South Africa. The novel focuses on his troubled time in Worcester but looks back to happier times living in a large house in Rosebank, Cape Town. By the end of the novel they had moved again, this time to Plumstead, Cape Town.