Hardcover Book, The Moonlight Man, Paula Fox, First Edition, Juvenile Fiction, Social Themes, Nova Scotia
A hardcover novel entitled The Moonlight Man by Paula Fox. This is a first edition and an ex-library book.
Looking forward to spending the summer with the father she barely knows, 15-year-old Catherine is left to wait for three long weeks at her Montreal boarding school, with no word from him to explain his absence. Finally, he calls, and she meets him in Nova Scotia, beginning an extraordinary summer. Harry Ames is elegant, poetic, mysterious, exceedingly idealistic and impractical complex figure Catherine "studies like a book.'' Her parents were divorced when she was three; she wants to see what it was in her father that her mother once loved. It wasn't his drinking; Harry goes on binges that horrify and repulse Catherine; it wasn't his facile ability to lie; it wasn't the way ``he thrived on chaos.'' But she learns that he takes nothing in life for granted; he challenges her to examine her perceptions and actions carefully.
Paula Fox (1923 – 2017) was an American author of novels for adults and children as well as for two memoirs. For her contributions as a children's writer, she won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1978, the highest international recognition for a creator of children's books
8 ½ x 5 ¾ inches
Published by Bradbury Press -- 1986 -- First Edition -- Ex-Library Book
This book is in very good condition. It has no rips or tears, though there are some light staining on a couple of pages. The binding is solid and tight. As an ex-library book, it has a library card holder on the back fly leaf and the book's dust cover is covered in plastic.
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