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  • ISBN: 9781984880901
  • ISBN: 198488090X
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, [2020]

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"After The Childhood of Jesus and The Schooldays of Jesus, the Nobel prize-winning author completes his haunting trilogy with a new masterwork, The Death of Jesus. In Estrella, David has grown to be a tall ten-year-old who is a natural at soccer, and loves kicking a ball around with his friends. His father Simón and Bolívar the dog usually watch while his mother Inés now works in a fashion boutique. David still asks many questions, challenging his parents, and any authority figure in his life. 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, but before long he succumbs to a mysterious illness. In The Death of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee continues to explore the meaning of a world empty of memory but brimming with questions"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    *Starred Review* The conclusion of Coetzee's Jesus trilogy (The Schooldays of Jesus, 2017; The Childhood of Jesus, 2013) is no less intellectually confounding than the first two installments, but its mixture of allegory and philosophical discourse becomes further complicated, and its overall effect is intensified by strong currents of grief. Davíd, now 10, continues to bedevil his adoptive parents, Simón and Inés, with his principled opposition to traditional education and his belief in alternative cosmologies. Also, he wants to live at an orphanage so that he can play on its soccer team. When David falls ill with a rare neurological disease, his guardians' troubles are compounded by medical bureaucracy and their inability to console the child when he asks why he has to be "that boy." His death, inevitable, given the book's title, but still wrenching in its quiet finality, yields no answers. And so we readers, like Simón and Inés, are left to find meaning in the pieces: overlapping allegories and enigmatic pronouncements, a Dostoyevskian hospital orderly, a battered and beloved copy of Don Quixote, and overwhelming heartache. Coetzee lost his 22-year-old son Nicholas in 1989. Though a veritable house of interpretative mirrors, as many of Coetzee's novels are, this one points readers to a less cerebral, more visceral intimacy with the losses it contemplates.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Readers of this acclaimed trilogy-in-progress are waiting for its strongly promoted finale. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

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J. M. Coetzee won the Nobel prize for Literature in 2003 and is the author of twenty-three books, which have been translated into many languages. He was the first author to be awarded the Booker Prize twice, first for Life & Times of Michael K and then for Disgrace. A native of South Africa, he now lives in Adelaide, Australia.

Search Results Showing Item 9 of 1013 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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