The Schooldays of Jesus: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

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Davíd 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. He has the big dog Bolívar to watch over him. But he’ll be seven soon and he should be at school. And so, Davíd 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. But it’s here too that he will make troubling discoveries about what grown-ups are capable of.

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016

Observer and Daily Telegraph Book of the Year 2016

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, Davìd 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. But 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.

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Weight 0.192 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Publisher

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Cover

Paperback

Pages

260

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K