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

The childhood of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee

Label
The childhood of Jesus
Title
The childhood of Jesus
Statement of responsibility
J. M. Coetzee
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Literary form
fiction
Label
The childhood of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn830367612
Extent
277 pages.
Isbn
9780670014651
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013016960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)830367612
Label
The childhood of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn830367612
Extent
277 pages.
Isbn
9780670014651
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013016960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)830367612

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