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The Schooldays of Jesus

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 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. Davíd is the small boy who is always asking LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 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. Davíd is the small boy who is always asking questions. Simón and Inés 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 Bolívar to watch over him. But hell be seven soon and he should be at school. And so, Davíd is enrolled in the Academy of Dance. Its here, in his new golden dancing slippers, that he learns how to call down the numbers from the sky. But its 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.

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 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. Davíd is the small boy who is always asking LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 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. Davíd is the small boy who is always asking questions. Simón and Inés 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 Bolívar to watch over him. But hell be seven soon and he should be at school. And so, Davíd is enrolled in the Academy of Dance. Its here, in his new golden dancing slippers, that he learns how to call down the numbers from the sky. But its 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.
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Title The Schooldays of Jesus Height 13.5
J.M. Coetzee Width 1.9
ISBN-13 9781911215363 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 1911215361 Spine Width
Publisher Harvill Secker Pages 260
Edition Availability Out Of Stock

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