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    9780385685993 Paperback / softback, Trade, , $22 CAD 9780385685986 Electronic book text, EPUB 9780385693400 Downloadable audio file 9780385693394 Downloadable audio file
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Carton Quantity: 12 $32.95 CAD
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Children of the Moon
By (author): Anthony De Sa
9780385685979 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Literary May 07, 2019
$32.95 CAD
Active 5.75 x 8.59 x 0.91 in 256 pages Doubleday Canada
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.

Story Locale: Tanzania

STAR POWER: Anthony is an in-house favourite, for good reason. Whether he’s dealing with booksellers, media or readers, Anthony’s warmth, generosity and intelligence shine through.

CRITICAL LOVE: Barnacle Love was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, and received stellar reviews across all media outlets. Kicking the Sky garnered raves across Canada, too, and we have no doubt that Anthony’s third book will move media and booksellers just as deeply.

EPIC LOVE STORY: Children of the Moon has many of the thematic hallmarks of Anthony’s previous books, but is told through an entirely new lens—a poignant, gorgeously-conceived love story.

ANTHONY DE SA is the critically acclaimed author of the novel Kicking the Sky and Barnacle Love, a collection of linked stories that was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. De Sa was born and grew up in Toronto’s Portuguese community. He attended the Humber School for Writers and is currently a teacher librarian at Michael Power - St. Joseph High School, where he directs the creative writing program. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three sons.

Author Residence: Toronto, ON

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Author Social Media: Twitter: @antiole

Praise for Anthony De Sa:

“[Barnacle Love is] a moving and engaging read, its memorable images and heart’s woes sometimes visceral in their power.” —The Globe and Mail

Kicking the Sky remains an impressive achievement: a synthesis of two fraught worlds. It reminds us that hidden lives blossom, or shrivel, inside every larger community. [It] bridges polarized worlds, staying true to the humanity in each. It’s one of the best things fiction can do.” —National Post

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