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Billy Moon

Douglas Lain.

By Douglas Lain

In Douglas Lain's debut novel set during the turbulent year of 1968, Christopher Robin Milne, the inspiration for his father's fictional creation, struggles to emerge from a manufactured life, in a story of hope and transcendence.

Billy Moon was Christopher Robin Milne, the son of A. A. Milne, the world-famous author of Winnie the Pooh and other beloved children's classics. Billy's life was no fairy-tale, though. Being the son of a famous author meant being ignored and even mistreated by famous parents; he had to make his own way in the world, define himself, and reconcile his self-image with the image of him known to millions of children. A veteran of World War II, a husband and father, he is jolted out of midlife ennui when a French college student revolutionary asks him to come to the chaos of Paris in revolt. Against a backdrop of the apocalyptic student protests and general strike that forced France to a standstill that spring, Milne's new French friend is a wild card, able to experience alternate realities of the past and present. Through him, Milne's life is illuminated and transformed, as are the world-altering events of that year.

In a time when the Occupy movement eerily mirrors the political turbulence of 1968, this magic realist novel is an especially relevant and important book.




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Format: Book
Author: Lain, Douglas
Title: Billy Moon / Douglas Lain.
Publisher Date: New York : Tor, 2013.
Subject: Milne, Christopher, 1920-1996 -- Fiction. Riots -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780765321725 0765321726
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Call Number: F Lain
Bib Id: 444706

Format: Book
Author: Lain, Douglas
Title: Billy Moon / Douglas Lain.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Tor, 2013.
Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Milne, Christopher, 1920-1996 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Riots -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
LCCN: 2013006424
ISBN: 9780765321725
ISBN: 0765321726
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Lain