The Childhood of Jesus: A Novel

The Childhood of Jesus: A Novel

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From the Nobel Prize–winning author of Waiting for the Barbarians, The Life & Times of Michael K and Disgrace. 

J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. 

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… (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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