Title Profile & Character Information

The Childhood of Jesus

Annotation
A fable, a religious allegory, a novel of ideas, a journey, both real and metaphysical-this latest work by the Nobel Laureate is all these things and more. Traveling by ship to a new country, young David is separated from his mother, so he is looked after by fellow passenger Simon. Once the ship docks, they search for Davids mother-and life itself. Positively Godot-ish-sounding.

Characters
NameDavid
GenderBoy
TraitRefugee

NameSimon
GenderMale
TraitRefugee

GenreFiction
Religious
Allegory
TopicsVoyages
Birth mother
New identities
Missing persons
New beginnings
Cultural differences
Search for biological parents
Memory loss
Guardianship