THE CHILDHOOD OF JESUS

By J. M. Coetzee
VikingSeptember 2013
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Hardcover288 pages, $26.95, ISBN: 9780670014651
Subject: Family / Relationships / Intrigue

“[The Childhood of Jesus] plunges us at once into a mysterious and dreamlike terrain….A Kafka-inspired parable of the quest for meaning itself.”Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review

“Captivating and provocative….Coetzee’s precise prose is at once rich and austere, lean and textured, deceptively straightforward and yet expansive, as he considers what is required, not just of the body, but by the heart.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A return to form….[Coetzee’s] most brisk and dazzling book.”Benjamin Lytal, The Daily Beast

“With this powerful and puzzling novel, Nobel laureate Coetzee…returns to the allegorical focus that defined Waiting for the Barbarians.”Booklist (starred)

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