Mountains of the Moon

Mountains of the Moon

by I. J. Kay

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Mountains of the Moon by I. J. Kay

A highly original novel about a young woman’s journey from shattered youth to self-discovery

After ten 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 readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101583722
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/05/2012
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,068,814
File size: 655 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

I. J. Kay studied creative writing in England, where she earned an MA with distinction. She has lived in both the UK and West Africa. This is her first novel.

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“A valorous and magnificent novel.” —Samantha Harvey, author of The Wilderness

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