The Childhood of Jesus

By Coetzee, J.M.

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9780670014651
Publisher
Viking


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Reviewed on August 1, 2013  |  Fiction

In this puzzling story, a man and a boy arrive by boat at an unknown destination, not unlike New York's Ellis Island, where they are given new names and birth dates. Because the five-year-old, now called David, has been separated from his mother on the boat, Simón takes responsibility for him. In this Spanish-speaking country, David and Simón struggle to adapt. Spare shelter is provided, and Simón finds work as a stevedore hauling sacks of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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