The Childhood of Jesus

Coetzee J. M.

‘The child is silent. For a while he too is silent. Then he speaks. ‘Please believe me – please take it on faith – this is not a simple matter. The boy is without mother. What that means I cannot explain to you because I cannot explain it to myself. Yet I promise you, if you will simply say Yes, without forethought, without afterthought, all will become clear to you, as clear as day, or so I believe. Therefore: will you accept this child as yours?’ David is a small boy who comes by boat across the ocean to a new country. He has been separated from his parents, and has lost the piece of paper that would have explained everything. On the boat a stranger named Sim

  • The Text Publishing Company
  • 9781922182265
  • Apr 23 2014
  • 288 Pages