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.
Anthony De Sa, author
Anthony De Sa grew up in Toronto’s Portuguese community. His short fiction has been published in several North American literary magazines. He attended The Humber School for Writers and now heads the English department and directs the creative writing program at a high school for the arts. Barnacle Love is his first book and he is currently at work on a novel. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three sons.
Rights Holder: Cooke International
rights available: World
age range: Adult
number of pages: 256
publication date: 05/07/2019
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book