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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

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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
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Genre
Language
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
Member of
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
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Tone
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Character
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10523596
Cataloging source
Nz
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1962-
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Sjón
Dewey number
839.6935
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Icelandic
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
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Cribb, Victoria
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True
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  • Motion pictures
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Teenage boys
  • Iceland
  • Reykjavik (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
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Publication
Copyright
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Hardback
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057431722
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9781473613133
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946534836
Label
Moonstone : the boy who never was, Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
Publication
Copyright
Note
Hardback
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057431722
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9781473613133
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946534836

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