The Death of Jesus
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
Simon and David – a tall ten-year-old – are in a new land, together with a woman named Ines. 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, Simon and Ines 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 *
‘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
A phenomenon that arrives from out of nowhere and challenges our received ideas to breaking point ... a delicate, iridescent mystery * Guardian * The Death of Jesus is a necessary read, casting a strange new light on one of the world's greatest and most elusive novelists -- Doug Battersby * Financial Times * Any new novel from Coetzee commands respect, and the final part of the trilogy is no exception... The Death of Jesus constantly challenges what we believe and why -- Max Davidson * Mail on Sunday * Concludes the trilogy with force and heart... if The Death of Jesus strikes you in the right place, then you will read its cool, dry final sentences - as I did - with tears in your eyes -- John Self * The Times * Anything J.M. Coetzee writes deserves our full attention...The Death of Jesus is full of truth, irreducible, tearfully moving to read -- David Sexton * Evening Standard, *Book of the Week* *
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