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Half Moon Lake

Half Moon Lake
 

'They said he was their boy. And so he was . . .' In 1913, on a summer's day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns. The boy's mysterious disappearance from the family's lake house makes front-page news in their home tow... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143792079
Published 2 January 2019 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Alexander, Kirsten
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ISBN-13 9780143792079
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Random House Australia
Publication Date 2 January 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Alexander, Kirsten
Category Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Not specified
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Interest Age General Audience
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Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 989674

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'They said he was their boy. And so he was . . .' In 1913, on a summer's day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns. The boy's mysterious disappearance from the family's lake house makes front-page news in their home town of Opelousas. John Henry and Mary Davenport are wealthy and influential, and will do anything to find their son. For two years, the Davenports search across the South, offer increasingly large rewards and struggle not to give in to despair. Then, at the moment when all hope seems lost, the boy is found in the company of a tramp. But is he truly Sonny Davenport? The circumstances of his discovery raise more questions than answers. And when Grace Mill, an unwed farm worker, travels from Alabama to lay claim to the child, newspapers, townsfolk, even the Davenports' own friends, take sides. As the tramp's kidnapping trial begins, and two desperate mothers fight for ownership of the boy, the people of Opelousas discover that truth is more complicated than they'd ever dreamed . . . Half Moon Lake is Kirsten Alexander's compelling debut novel, about the parent-child bond, identity, and what it means to be part of a family.

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Author's Bio

Kirsten Alexander was born in San Francisco, raised in Brisbane, and now lives in Melbourne with her partner and two sons. Half Moon Lake is her first published novel.

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