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- Description<b>A major new vel from the Nobel Prize winning author of <i>Waiting for the Barbarians</i>, <i>The Life & Times of Michael K</i> and <i>Disgrace</i></b> Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee returns with a haunting and surprising vel about childhood and destiny that is sure to rank with his classic vels. 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, Simon, vows to look after the boy. When the boat docks, David and Simon are issued new names, new birthdays, and virtually a whole new life. Strangers in a strange land, kwing thing of their surroundings, r the language or customs, they are determined to find David s mother. Though the boy has memory of her, Simon 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, <i>The Childhood of Jesus</i> is a literary feat a vel of ideas that is also a tender, compelling narrative. Coetzee s many fans will celebrate his return while new readers will find <i>The Childhood of Jesus</i> an intriguing introduction to the work of a true master.
- Author Biography<b>J. M. Coetzee</b> won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003 and is the author of twenty-one books, which have been translated into many languages. He was the first author to twice win the Booker Prize. A native of South Africa, he now lives in Adelaide, Australia.
- Author(s)Professor of General Literature J M Coetzee
- PublisherViking Books
- Date of Publication03/09/2013
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintViking Books
- Weight408 g
- Width145 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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