The Death of Jesus

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David has grown to be a tall ten-year-old. He is a natural at soccer, and loves kicking a ball around with his friends. His father Simón and Bolívar the dog usually watch. His mother Inés works in a fashion boutique. David still asks lots of questions. In dancing class at the Academy of Music he dances as he chooses. He refuses to do sums and will not read any books except Don Quixote. One day Julio Fabricante, the director of a nearby orphanage, invites David and his friends to form a proper soccer team. David decides he will leave Simón and Inés to live with Julio. Before long he succumbs to a mysterious illness.

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The luminous new novel from ‘one of the best writers of our time’, double Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee.

‘Full of truth, tearfully moving to read… Brilliant’ Evening Standard

Simón and David – a tall ten-year-old – are in a new land, together with a woman named Inés. The small family have found a home in which David can thrive.

But David is spotted by Julio Fabricante, the director of a local orphanage, playing football with his friends. He shows unusual talent. When David announces that he wants to live with Julio and the children in his care, Simón and Inés are stunned. David is leaving them, and they can only love him and bear witness.

The Death of Jesus is the completion of an incomparable trilogy in which J. M. Coetzee explores the meaning of a world empty of memory but brimming with questions.

* A New York Times Notable Book *
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‘Extraordinary… Coetzee stands as the pre-eminent novelist in the English-writing world’ New Statesman

‘You will read its cool, dry final sentences – as I did – with tears in your eyes’ The Times

Additional information

Weight0.17 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

208

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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