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Days by Moonlight

Days by Moonlight

By Andre Alexis
Narrator Andre Alexis
Categories: Fiction
Paperback : 9781552453797, 224 pages, February 2019
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770565791, 250 pages, February 2019
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770565807, 224 pages, February 2019
Audiobook : 9781770565999, 224 pages, March 2019
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Gulliver’s Travels meets The Underground Railroad: a road trip through the countryside – and the psyche – by the author of Fifteen Dogs.

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE

Botanist Alfred Homer, ever hopeful and constantly surprised, is invited on a road trip by his parents’ friend, Professor Morgan Bruno, who wants company as he tries to unearth the story of the mysterious poet John Skennen. But this is no ordinary road trip. Alfred and the Professor encounter towns where Black residents speak only in sign language and towns that hold Indigenous Parades; it is a land of house burnings, werewolves, and witches.

Complete with Alfred’s drawings of plants both real and implausible, Days by Moonlight is a Dantesque journey taken during the “hour of the wolf,” that time of day when the sun is setting and the traveller can’t tell the difference between dog and wolf. And it asks that perpetual question: how do we know the things we know are real, and what is real anyway?

Reviews

“A mash-up that is part fabulism, part faux biography, and part satire, Days by Moonlight conveys the experience of grief, managing to transform its inarticulable and symbolic weight into a finely wrought literary work. ” —Quill and Quire