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Moonstone: the boy who never was
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Cribb, Victoria, translator.
Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Physical Desc:
147 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Status:
Central
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The mind-bending miniature historical epic is Sjón's specialty, and Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was is no exception. But it is also Sjón'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.
Máni 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 Máni 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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Book
Edition:
First American edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374212438
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sjón., & Cribb, V. (2016). Moonstone: the boy who never was. First American edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sjón, 1962- and Victoria, Cribb. 2016. Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sjón, 1962- and Victoria, Cribb, Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sjón, and Victoria Cribb. Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was. First American edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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