Moonstone

The Boy Who Never Was: A Novel
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Product Number: Z12414
Released: Aug 02, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501926211
Narrator/s: Vikas Adam
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The mind-bending miniature historical epic is Sjon's specialty, and Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was is no exception. But it is also Sjon's most realistic, accessible, and heartfelt work yet. It is the story of a young man on the fringes of a society that is itself at the fringes of the world--at what seems like history's most tumultuous, perhaps ultimate moment. Mani Steinn is queer in a society in which the idea of homosexuality is beyond the furthest extreme. His city, Reykjavik in 1918, is homogeneous and isolated and seems entirely defenseless against the Spanish flu, which has already torn through Europe, Asia, and North America and is now lapping up on Iceland's shores. And if the flu doesn't do it, there's always the threat that war will spread all the way north. And yet the outside world has also brought Icelanders cinema! And there's nothing like a dark, silent room with a film from Europe flickering on the screen to help you escape from the overwhelming threats--and adventures--of the night, to transport you, to make you feel like everything is going to be all right. For Mani Steinn, the question is whether, at Reykjavik's darkest hour, he should retreat all the way into this imaginary world, or if he should engage with the society that has so soundly rejected him.

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Moonstone
Product Number: BX00050441
Product Number:Z12414
Product Number:C04440

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CD
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Author(s): Sjon
Narrator(s): Vikas Adam
Product Number C04440
Released: Oct 03, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501926204
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Author(s): Sjon
Narrator(s): Vikas Adam
Product Number MP2080
Released: Oct 28, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501937286
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Author(s): Sjon
Product Number EB00632348
Released: Aug 02, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374712877

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