The Childhood of Jesus: A Novel

The Childhood of Jesus: A Novel

J. M. Coetzee


A significant new novel from the Nobel Prize–winning writer of Waiting for the Barbarians, The lifestyles & occasions of Michael K and Disgrace

Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee returns with a haunting and fabulous novel approximately adolescence and future that's bound to rank together with his vintage novels.

Separated from his mom as a passenger on a ship sure for a brand new land, David is a boy who's really actually adrift. The piece of paper explaining his state of affairs is misplaced, yet a fellow passenger, Simón, vows to seem after the boy. while the boat docks, David and Simón are issued new names, new birthdays, and nearly an entire new life.

Strangers in a wierd land, understanding not anything in their atmosphere, nor the language or customs, they're made up our minds to discover David’s mom. even though the boy has no reminiscence of her, Simón is sure he'll realize her before everything sight. “But when we locate her,” David asks, “what are we the following for?”

An eerie allegorical story advised principally via discussion, The adolescence of Jesus is a literary feat—a novel of rules that also is a young, compelling narrative. Coetzee’s many enthusiasts will have fun his go back whereas new readers will locate The early life of Jesus an exciting creation to the paintings of a real grasp.

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