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Finton Moon is an unusual child who feels like an alien. A gentle soul growing up in the rough town of Darwin, Newfoundland, he lives with his strict Catholic mother and grandmother, lawless father and three older brothers. While his grandmother has him 'right ready for the seminary,' Finton's interest lies in books, nature and solitude. He is secretly in love with the una ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by Breakwater Books
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Finton Moon is the name of the main character, in a book of the same name by Newfoundland author, Gerard Collins. Finton Moon is an unusual child, a gentle soul growing up in the rough town of Darwin, Newfoundland. He is extraordinary in that he has been born with the ability to heal with his hands. As he grows older, his miraculous talent becomes more apparent and useful, even as it isolates him further from those around him. While Finton Moon wants nothing more than to belong, he lives in a wo ...more
Lee Thompson
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
As with his story collection, Moonlight Sketches, I like Collins's writing best when it's at its darkest, when it's Gothic, mysterious. There are some truly captivating (and mildly shocking) moments in Finton Moon, and for these alone I recommend the novel. For those who like a lighter touch and a guiding hand, you'll find that here too. Do the two mix well? Well, that's not an easy thing to balance and the less guiding hand the better, I feel. But I found the book engaging and quite deft at avo ...more
Nicole Sullivan
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story written by a fantastic author.
Evelyn
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. There was a low level WTFness about Finton throughout most of the book, and I always expected things to escalate, but that constant wonder really pushes you through the pages.
I was a little concerned about an unhappy ending when nearing the end, by the time you make it there, you really want the best for Finton.

It was nice reading a book about Newfoundland, however tongue in cheek, or however stereotypically they have been presented. The characters are alternately l
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Allan Hudson
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful story by a talented author. I highly recommend it.
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