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Title: The Childhood of Jesus

Author: J M Coetzee

Price: $10.00

ISBN: 9781922079701

Publisher: Text Publishing Company

This edition published: 2013

Paperback or Hardcover: Hardcover

Condition: Good condition

The Childhood of Jesus

  • David is a small boy who comes by boat across the ocean to a new country. He has been separated from his parents, and has lost the piece of paper that would have explained everything. On the boat a stranger named Sim n takes it upon himself to look after the boy.

    On arrival they are assigned new names, new birthdates. They know little Spanish, the language of their new country, and nothing about its customs. They have also suffered a kind of forgetting of old attachments and feelings. They are people without a past.

    Sim n's goal is to find the boy's mother. He feels sure he will know her when he sees her. And David? He wants to find his mother too but he also wants to understand where he is and how he fits in. He is a boy who is always asking questions.

    The Childhood of Jesus is not like any other novel you have read. This beautiful and surprising fable is about childhood, about destiny, about being an outsider. It is a novel about the riddle of experience itself.

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