Finton Moon by Gerard Collins

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In this adult gothic fairytale Finton Moon is an unusual child who feels like an alien. A gentle soul growing up in the rough town of Darwin, Newfoundland, he lives with his strict Catholic mother and grandmother, lawless father and two older brothers.

But Finton’s parents quickly discover that he is extraordinary—for he has been born with the ability to heal with his hands. As he grows older, his miraculous talent becomes more apparent and useful, even as it isolates him further from those around him. While Finton Moon wants nothing more than to belong, he lives in a world that sees him as other, and his greatest fear is that he will be trapped forever with these people who both misunderstand and abuse him.

About Gerard Collins

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Gerard Collins is the author of Moonlight Sketches, a short story collection. He has won the Percy Janes First Novel Award for Finton Moon, been shortlisted for the Cuffer Prize, won several Arts and Letters awards and published in journals and anthologies such as Zeugma, Storyteller and Hard Ol' Spot. He lives in St. John's where he writes and teaches English at MUN.
Published June 15, 2012 by Killick Press. 330 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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