Shortlist year: 
2020
Shortlist category: 
Fiction
Published by: 
Text Publishing

About the book

'The Death of Jesus' by J. M. Coetzee<

After 'The Childhood of Jesus' and 'The Schooldays of Jesus', J. M. Coetzee completes his trilogy with a new masterwork, 'The Death of Jesus'.

David has grown to be a tall ten-year-old. He is a natural at soccer, and loves kicking a ball around with his friends. His father and dog usually watch. His mother works in a fashion boutique. One day Julio Fabricante, the director of a nearby orphanage, invites David and his friends to form a proper soccer team. David decides he will leave his parents to live with Julio. Before long he succumbs to a mysterious illness.