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The Resource The childhood of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee

The childhood of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee

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The childhood of Jesus
Title
The childhood of Jesus
Statement of responsibility
J. M. Coetzee
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Language
eng
Summary
David is a small boy who has come 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 Man named Simon has taken it upon himself to look after the boy. On arrival they have been assigned new names, new birthdays. They know nothing about the customs of their new country. They know little Spanish, the language spoken there. They are people without a past. Simon wants to find the boy's mother. He feels sure he will know her when he sees her. 'But after we find her' David asks, 'what are we hear for?'
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Summary
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 Simon 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. Simon'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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Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
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10179038
Cataloging source
NOV
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1940-
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Coetzee, J. M.
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Childhood of Jesus
Series volume
0001
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Children
Target audience
adult
Label
The childhood of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050179618
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781922079701
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The childhood of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee
Publication
Control code
000050179618
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781922079701
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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