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The Resource Moonstone : the boy who never was, Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

Moonstone : the boy who never was, Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

Label
Moonstone : the boy who never was
Title
Moonstone
Title remainder
the boy who never was
Statement of responsibility
Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
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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Summary
A gay man in 1918 Reykjavik deals with homophobia, the Spanish flu and the threat of war by seeking escape in European films, in the latest novel from the Icelandic award-winning novelist, poet and playwright
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10523596
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sjón
Dewey number
839/.6935
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
translated from the Icelandic
LC call number
PT7511.S62
LC item number
M3613 2016
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cribb, Victoria
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True
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  • Teenage boys
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Reykjavík (Iceland)
Target audience
adult
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the boy who never was
Label
Moonstone : the boy who never was, Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"a novel" -- book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9780374212438
Lccn
2015037595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 928750518
  • (OCoLC)928750518
Label
Moonstone : the boy who never was, Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
Publication
Copyright
Note
"a novel" -- book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9780374212438
Lccn
2015037595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 928750518
  • (OCoLC)928750518

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