The Childhood of Jesus

The Childhood of Jesus

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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… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


The Childhood of Jesus is an indulgent and meandering novel of Big Ideas and sadly little heart.

"The Childhood of Jesus" is compelling — eerie, tautly written — it ultimately falls prey to the emptiness it describes.

At Coetzee's oeuvre's heart, for me (though I'm hardly the first to suggest this), resides what feels like a willed coldness. If morally admirable, it's also often a chilly place in which to dwell.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (September 03, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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