- Paperback: 330 pages
- Publisher: Breakwater Books Ltd. (May 15 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 189717490X
- ISBN-13: 978-1897174906
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #757,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Finton Moon Paperback – May 15 2011
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"Finton Moon" reminded me of great novels like "David Copperfield," "Of Human Bondage," "Sons and Lovers," "Jane Eyre," and "Catcher in the Rye."And Gerard Collins deserves much credit for exploring ideas common to these works within the Newfoundland and Labrador milieu.Darrell Squires, The Western Star
"This coming-of-age novel contains magical opening chapters and some memorable scenes and ideas. The sense of place and the characters' internal torment are convincing." - 2014 Heritage & History Jury
About the Author
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.
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Fans of Frank McCourt would probably love this fiction, which may be what the nominating librarians are thinking of. It's a gothic tale, well told. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is that I felt a little let-down by the ending, which I do not intend to reveal. But 4 stars says, I hope, read this book!
Besides the very clever and creative storytelling, Gerard Collins does with words what the best painters do with their brushes: he transports you to a new place, so lushly described that you almost feel you're right there with Finton Moon himself.
If you haven't already discovered this book for yourself, you should. Add it to your summer reading list, and give yourself the gift of a great read when you're on vacation.