The Childhood of Jesus

Author(s): J. M. Coetzee

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From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Disgrace, The Childhood of Jesus is the first book in his haunting trilogy that ends with The Death of Jesus (forthcoming from Viking)


 


Separated from his mother as a passenger on a boat bound for a new land, David is a boy who is quite literally adrift. The piece of paper explaining his situation is lost, but a fellow passenger, Sim n, vows to look after the boy. When the boat docks, David and Sim n are issued new names, new birthdays, and virtually a whole new life.


 


Strangers in a strange land, knowing nothing of their surroundings, nor the language or customs, they are determined to find David's mother. Though the boy has no memory of her, Sim n is certain he will recognize her at first sight. "But after we find her," David asks, "what are we here for?"


 


An eerie allegorical tale told largely through dialogue, The Childhood of Jesus is a literary feat--a novel of ideas that is also a tender, compelling narrative. Coetzee's many fans will celebrate his return while new readers will find The Childhood of Jesus an intriguing introduction to the work of a true master.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781846557385SECA
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Harvill Secker
  • : 0.352
  • : March 2013
  • : 2.2 Centimeters X 13.5 Centimeters X 21.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : J. M. Coetzee
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.914
  • : 288