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Age of Iron

Age of Iron


by J.M. Coetzee

Vercueil's Lady Friend

Character Analysis

When Vercueil comes back to Mrs. Curren's house after Bheki kicks the daylights out of him, he has this random lady with him. She's kind of gross looking and has definitely been either hitting the bottle or doing some drugs. Her most memorable moment might just be when she takes a bottle of Mrs. Curren's perfume and dumps the whole thing over herself, making the house smell sickly sweet. Mrs. Curren gets Florence to help her get this woman out of her house and we never see the gal again.