The Schooldays of Jesus

The Schooldays of Jesus

Book - 2016
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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016

Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Observer and Daily Telegraph

When you travel across the ocean on a boat, all your memories are washed away and you start a completely new life. That is how it is. There is no before. There is no history. The boat docks at the harbour and we climb down the gangplank and we are plunged into the here and now. Time begins.

Dav#65533;d is the small boy who is always asking questions. Sim#65533;n and In#65533;s take care of him in their new town Estrella. He is learning the language; he has begun to make friends. He has the big dog Bol#65533;var to watch over him. But he'll be seven soon and he should be at school. And so, Dav#65533;d is enrolled in the Academy of Dance. It's here, in his new golden dancing slippers, that he learns how to call down the numbers from the sky. But it's here too that he will make troubling discoveries about what grown-ups are capable of.

In this mesmerising allegorical tale, Coetzee deftly grapples with the big questions of growing up, of what it means to be a parent, the constant battle between intellect and emotion, and how we choose to live our lives.

Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2016.
ISBN: 9781911215356
1911215353
Branch Call Number: COE
Characteristics: 260 pages ;,23 cm

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Oct 03, 2016

A quick read, but tedious at the same time. I have no idea what the author's trying to do with this book. I won't be reading any more of this latest series. Deeply disappointing.

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