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The Resource Behind the moon, Madison Smartt Bell

Behind the moon, Madison Smartt Bell

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Behind the moon
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Behind the moon
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Madison Smartt Bell
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eng
Summary
  • "When Julie skips school and sets off with her best friend and some local boys for a camping trip in the desert, she finds herself the target of unwanted, drug-fueled sexual attention. Running away in fear, she takes a dangerous fall down the shaft of a vast underground cave, and it takes two days for her to be rescued. Lying unconscious in her hospital bed, Julie hovers between life and death as she travels in a seductive parallel universe inspired by remarkable cave paintings left behind by prehistoric humans. Marko, her attacker, tries to cover his tracks, menacing those who know what happened in the desert that night. Jamal, the youngest son in a family of Iraqi refugees living in Julie's small town, is one of his prime targets. He defies Marko, keeping him away from Julie's bedside and refusing to fall prey to his threats of violence. Meanwhile, Marissa, who gave Julie up for adoption fifteen years earlier when she became pregnant as an adolescent, is following an instinct that leads her back to the daughter she once abandoned. With the aid of Jamal and a local Native American hitman/shaman, she attempts to draw Julie back to consciousness. Madison Smartt Bell is best known for his trilogy of novels about Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, including All Souls' Rising, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He is the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, and Professor of English at Goucher College"--
  • "Julie takes a dangerous fall down the shaft of an underground cave, which opens into a gallery filled with remarkable ancient paintings. Lying unconscious in a hospital bed, Julie travels in a seductive parallel universe populated by a prehistoric human sensibility, while Marissa, who gave Julie up for adoption 15 years earlier, attempts to draw her back to consciousness"--
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Title
Behind the moon
Creator
Summary
After she escapes a sexual assault in the desert and falls into an underground cave, Julie lies unconscious in the hospital, travelling in a seductive parallel universe inspired by remarkable cave paintings left behind by prehistoric humans, all while her attacker, Marko, tries to threaten witnesses of the attack into silence
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10565116
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E517
LC item number
B44 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Madison Smartt Bell
Behind the moon, Madison Smartt Bell

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