Children of the Moon
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Children of the Moon

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From celebrated author Anthony De Sa comes a raw and compelling novel of love, war and the heartbreaking effects of memory.

"You must listen to my words. You must promise to tell my story the way I have shared it with you."

Tanzania, 1956. A Maasai woman gives birth to a child with albinism. The child is seen as a curse upon her tribe, and so begins Pó's tumultuous story. As Pó navigates the world, she must claim her life in the face of violence and ostracism. Further south, in Portuguese-controlled Mozambique, Ezequiel struggles for acceptance too. Adopted by missionaries, he is not recognized by his Portuguese father's community, or by his Makonde mother's tribe. When civil war erupts, he must choose who to fight for and who to leave behind. Pó and Zeca come together in a time of momentous change. Love connects these two outsiders, forcing them to confront the shattering impact of colonialism and war.

Children of the Moon is a stunning and unforgettable exploration of the love of two people at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

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Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Cooke International

rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: Adult

number of pages: 256

publication date: 05/07/2019

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book