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Moonstone : the boy who never was

Author: Sjón; Victoria Cribb
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Reykjavik, 1918. The eruptions of the Katla volcano darken the sky night and day. Yet despite the natural disaster, the shortage of coal and the Great War still raging in the outside world, life in the small capital goes on as always. Sixteen-year-old Mani Steinn lives for the movies. Awake, he lives on the fringes of society. Asleep, he dreams in pictures, the threads of his own life weaving through the tapestry of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sjón; Victoria Cribb
ISBN: 9780374212438 0374212430
OCLC Number: 928750518
Language Note: Translated from the Icelandic.
Notes: First published in 2013.
Description: 147 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Mánasteinn: drengurinn sem aldrei var til.
Responsibility: Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.

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Reykjavik, 1918. The eruptions of the Katla volcano darken the sky night and day. Yet despite the natural disaster, the shortage of coal and the Great War still raging in the outside world, life in the small capital goes on as always. Sixteen-year-old Mani Steinn lives for the movies. Awake, he lives on the fringes of society. Asleep, he dreams in pictures, the threads of his own life weaving through the tapestry of the films he loves. When the Spanish flu epidemic comes ashore, killing hundreds of townspeople and forcing thousands to their sick beds, the shadows that linger at the edges of existence grow darker and Mani is forced to re-evaluate both the society around him and his role in it. Evoking the moment when Iceland's saga culture met the new narrative form of the cinema and when the isolated island became swept up in global events, this is the story of a misfit transformed by his experiences in a world where life and death, reality and imagination, secrets and revelations jostle for dominance.

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