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'When you travel across the ocean on a boat, all your memories are washed away and you start a completely new life. That is how it is. There is no before. There is no history. The boat docks at the harbour and we climb down the gangplank and we are plunged into the here and now. Time begins.'

'David is the small boy who is always asking questions. Simón and Inés take care of him in their new country. He is learning the language; he has begun to make friends. He has the big dog Bolívar to watch over him. But he’ll be seven soon. He should be at school. And so David is enrolled in the Academy of Dance in Estrella. It’s here, in his new golden dancing slippers, that he learns how to call down the numbers from the sky. But it’s here too that he will make troubling discoveries about what grown-ups are capable of.'

'The Schooldays of Jesus, the startling sequel to J. M. Coetzee’s widely praised The Childhood of Jesus, will beguile its readers. With the mysterious simplicity of a fable, it tells a story that raises the most direct questions about life itself.' (Source: Text Publishing website)

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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 288p.
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      • Published August 2016
      ISBN: 9781925355789 (hbk), 9781925410204

Works about this Work

Man Booker Prize Judges Reveal 2016 Longlist Mark Brown , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 28 July 2016;
'Two-time winner JM Coetzee’s latest book is on list along with little-reviewed crime thriller by Graeme Macrae Burnet ...'
Man Booker Prize Longlist 2016 : Adelaide Uni's JM Coetzee Vying to Win for Third Time Latika Bourke , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 28 July 2016;
'...Coetzee's The Schooldays of Jesus has been named in the 2016 longlist alongside four authors with debut novels: David Means (Hystopia), Virginia Reeves (Work Like Any Other), Ottessa Moshfegh (Eileen) and Wyl Menmuir (The Many). ...'
J. M. Coetzee, The Schooldays of Jesus QSS , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 10 September 2016;

— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction
The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee Is an Elaborate Number-dance Andrew Rlemer , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 September 2016;

— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction
'The Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee's new novel begins with an epigraph in Spanish from Don Quixote: "Some say that second parts are never any good." This can be seen either as a challenge or as an insurance policy, perhaps both. The Schooldays of Jesus is a sequel to (or more accurately a continuation of) Coetzee's 2013 novel The Childhood of Jesus. In this "second part" Coetzee ensures that the main preoccupations of his earlier work are alluded to, though often in so oblique a manner that readers unfamiliar with it might well find themselves puzzled and perplexed. ...'
Novelist of the Sorrowful Countenance James Ley , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2016;

— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction
The Escapologist : Possible Equivalences in a Cat-and-Mouse Game Sue Kossew , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 29-30)

— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction
'n order to grasp the complexity of allusions in J.M. Coetzee's new novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, you need to have your wits about you. On the other hand, as with its prequel, The Childhood of Jesus (2013), the novel may also be read fairly simply, as a fable. As a sequel to the first 'Jesus' novel, it progresses the story of Simón, Inés, and David, the 'holy family,' as they continue their journey, with their dog Bolívar, from the town named Novilla to a new town, Estrella, meaning 'star' in Spanish, in an unspecified Spanish-speaking country.' (Introduction)
The Antipodes of the Imagination. Geordie Williamson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 128 2016; (p. 44-47)

— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction
J. M. Coetzee, The Schooldays of Jesus QSS , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 10 September 2016;

— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction
The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee Is an Elaborate Number-dance Andrew Rlemer , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 September 2016;

— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction
'The Nobel laureate J. M. Coetzee's new novel begins with an epigraph in Spanish from Don Quixote: "Some say that second parts are never any good." This can be seen either as a challenge or as an insurance policy, perhaps both. The Schooldays of Jesus is a sequel to (or more accurately a continuation of) Coetzee's 2013 novel The Childhood of Jesus. In this "second part" Coetzee ensures that the main preoccupations of his earlier work are alluded to, though often in so oblique a manner that readers unfamiliar with it might well find themselves puzzled and perplexed. ...'
Novelist of the Sorrowful Countenance James Ley , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2016;

— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction
The Escapologist : Possible Equivalences in a Cat-and-Mouse Game Sue Kossew , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 29-30)

— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction
'n order to grasp the complexity of allusions in J.M. Coetzee's new novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, you need to have your wits about you. On the other hand, as with its prequel, The Childhood of Jesus (2013), the novel may also be read fairly simply, as a fable. As a sequel to the first 'Jesus' novel, it progresses the story of Simón, Inés, and David, the 'holy family,' as they continue their journey, with their dog Bolívar, from the town named Novilla to a new town, Estrella, meaning 'star' in Spanish, in an unspecified Spanish-speaking country.' (Introduction)
The Antipodes of the Imagination. Geordie Williamson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 128 2016; (p. 44-47)

— Review of The Schooldays of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2016 single work children's fiction
Man Booker Prize Judges Reveal 2016 Longlist Mark Brown , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 28 July 2016;
'Two-time winner JM Coetzee’s latest book is on list along with little-reviewed crime thriller by Graeme Macrae Burnet ...'
Man Booker Prize Longlist 2016 : Adelaide Uni's JM Coetzee Vying to Win for Third Time Latika Bourke , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 28 July 2016;
'...Coetzee's The Schooldays of Jesus has been named in the 2016 longlist alongside four authors with debut novels: David Means (Hystopia), Virginia Reeves (Work Like Any Other), Ottessa Moshfegh (Eileen) and Wyl Menmuir (The Many). ...'
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