The Schooldays of Jesus

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Publisher's Synopsis

From the double Booker Prize-winning author of Disgrace, an astonishing novel of new beginnings and the troubles of youth.

'Brilliant... Tenaciously absorbing' Daily Telegraph


David is the small boy who is always asking questions. Simón and Inés take care of him in their new town, Estrella. He is learning the language, he has begun to make friends and he has the big dog Bolìvar to watch over him.

But he'll be seven soon and he should be at school. And so, David is enrolled in the Academy of Dance. It's here, in his new golden dancing slippers, that he learns how to call down the numbers from the sky. Yet it's here too that he will make troubling discoveries about what adults are capable of.

The Schooldays of Jesus is a mesmerising tale about growing up, and about the choices we are forced to make in our lives.

'Compelling, often very funny, full of sudden depths' Observer

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2016

About the Publisher

Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784705343
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 150g
Height: 110mm
Width: 176mm
Spine width: 21mm