From the Nobel Prize-winning writer J. M. Coetzee, the haunting sequel to The youth of Jesus, carrying on with the adventure of Davíd, Simón, and Inés

“When you commute around the ocean on a ship, your whole stories are washed away and also you commence a totally new existence. that's the way it is. there isn't any ahead of. there is not any background. The boat docks on the harbour and we climb down the gangplank and we're plunged into the right here and now. Time begins.”

Davíd is the small boy who's regularly asking questions. Simón and Inés look after him of their new city, Estrella. he's studying the language; he has began to make pals. He has the large puppy Bolívar to observe over him. yet he’ll be seven quickly and he may be in class. And so, with the information of the 3 sisters who personal the farm the place Simón and Inés paintings, Davíd is enrolled within the Academy of Dance. It’s right here, in his new golden dancing slippers, that he learns how you can name down the numbers from the sky. yet it’s the following, too, that he'll make troubling discoveries approximately what grown-ups are able of. In this enchanting allegorical story, Coetzee deftly grapples with the massive questions of transforming into up, of what it ability to be a “parent,” the consistent conflict among mind and emotion, and the way we decide to dwell our lives.

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