The Childhood of Jesus - Chapters 1 – 6 Summary & Analysis

J. M. Coetzee
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A man in his mid-forties and a young boy about five years old have recently left a camp where they were given new names; the man is now Simon and the boy is now David. At the camp, they were taught to speak Spanish. Now, in Chapter 1, they arrive at a relocation center in a city called Novilla. Where the camp is, why Simon and David are there, where they were before, and why they had to leave are never explained. All that is made clear is that people in Novilla do not possess complete memories of what their lives were like before they arrived there.

At the relocation center Simon and David are assigned temporary accommodation by a woman called Ana, but Ana cannot find the key for their room. Simon explains to Ana that he and David are not related - they...

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