The death of Jesus

The death of Jesus

Coetzee, J. M., 1940- author.


Physical Description
197 pages ; 22 cm.

General Note
Sequel to The schooldays of Jesus.

Subject Term
Children -- Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) in children -- Fiction.
Guardian and ward -- Fiction.
Orphanages -- Fiction.
Soccer stories.


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. --

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Bayport Public LibraryBookFICTION COE11Fiction Collection
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookFICTION COE11Fiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)BookFICTION COE11Fiction Collection
Stillwater Public LibraryBookFICTION COE01Being transferred between libraries