Childhood of Jesus,The
After crossing oceans, a man and a boy – both strangers to each other –arrive in a new land. David, the boy, has lost his mother and Simon vows to look after him. In this strange new country, they are each assigned a new name, a new birthday, a new life.
Knowing nothing of their surroundings, nor the language or customs, they are determined to find David’s mother. Though the boy has no memory of her, Simon is certain that he will recognize her at first sight. ‘But after we find her, ‘David asks, ‘what are we here for?’
Author: J.M. Coetzee