Hardback Moonstone : the boy who never was / Sjón ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: London : Sceptre,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781473613133 (hbk.) :
This translation originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
The year is 1918 and in Iceland the erupting volcano Katla can be seen colouring the sky night and day from the streets of Reykjavik. Yet life in the small capital carries on as usual, despite the natural disaster, a shortage of coal and, in the outside world, the Great War grinding on. There, sixteen-year-old Mani Steinn lives for the new fashion - the movies. Asleep he dreams altered versions of them, their tapestry of events threaded with strands from his own life. Awake he hovers on the fringes of society. But then the Spanish flu epidemic comes ashore, killing hundreds and driving thousands into their sick beds. The shadows of existence deepen and for Mani everything changes.
Original title: Mánasteinn. English
147 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm