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The childhood of Jesus / J.M. Coetzee.

Coetzee, J. M., 1940- author. (Author).
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  • 13 of 13 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Dorchester County Library System.

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Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC COE (Text) 30018004424640 Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780670014651
  • ISBN: 0670014656
  • ISBN: 9780143125761
  • Physical Description: 277 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2013]

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"A major new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Waiting for the Barbarians, The Life & Times of Michael K and Disgrace Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee returns with a haunting and surprising novel about childhood and destiny that is sure to rank with his classic novels. 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, Simón, vows to look after the boy. When the boat docks, David and Simón 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, Simón 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Guardian and ward > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Allegories.
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