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Mountains of the Moon: A Novel | [I. J. Kay]

Mountains of the Moon: A Novel

After 10 years in a London prison, Louise Adler (Lulu) is released with only a new alias to rebuild her life. Working a series of dead-end jobs, she carries a past full of secrets: a childhood marked by the violence and madness of her parents,and a reckless adolescence. From abandoned psychiatric hospitals to Edwardian-themed casinos, from a brief first love to the company of criminals, Lulu has spent her youth in a shifting landscape of deceit and survival. But when she's awarded a settlement claim after prison, she travels to the landscape of her childhood imagination, the central African range known as the Mountains of the Moon.
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A highly original novel about a young woman's journey from shattered youth to self-discovery.

After 10 years in a London prison, Louise Adler (Lulu) is released with only a new alias to rebuild her life. Working a series of dead-end jobs, she carries a past full of secrets: a childhood marked by the violence and madness of her parents, followed by a reckless adolescence. From abandoned psychiatric hospitals to Edwardian-themed casinos, from a brief first love to the company of criminals, Lulu has spent her youth in an ever-shifting landscape of deceit and survival. But when she's awarded an unexpected settlement claim after prison, she travels to the landscape of her childhood imagination, the central African range known as the Mountains of the Moon. There, in the region's stark beauty, she attempts to piece together the fragments of her battered psyche.

Told in multilayered, hallucinatory flashbacks, Mountains of the Moon traces a traumatic youth and explores the journey of a young woman trying to transform a broken life into something beautiful. This dazzling novel from a distinctive new voice is sure to garner the attention of critics and listeners alike.

©2012 I. J. Kay (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    "Wow!"
    If you could sum up Mountains of the Moon in three words, what would they be?

    Wild ride.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mountains of the Moon?

    The clarity of the final scene.


    What about Elizabeth Sastre’s performance did you like?

    Her reading of this difficult book is absolutely PERFECT! It's so so so right and consistent and intuitive--it's really a brilliant reading. She understood this book perfectly.


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