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The Schooldays of Jesus

(2016)
(The second book in the Jesus series)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
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.

David is the small boy who is always asking questions. Simon and Ines 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 Bolivar to watch over him. But he'll be seven soon and he should be at school. And so, David 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Used availability for J M Coetzee's The Schooldays of Jesus


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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
Title: The Schooldays of Jesus
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0-7352-2266-5 / 978-0-7352-2266-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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August 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: The Schooldays of Jesus: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 1-911215-35-3 / 978-1-911215-35-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Schooldays of Jesus: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 1-911215-36-1 / 978-1-911215-36-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Schooldays of Jesus
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 1-68168-433-0 / 978-1-68168-433-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Schooldays of Jesus
Author(s): J M Coetzee
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   

August 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Schooldays of Jesus: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Author(s): J M Coetzee
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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