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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Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for Douglas Lain's Billy Moon

Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Billy Moon
Author(s): Douglas Lain
ISBN: 0-7653-2172-6 / 978-0-7653-2172-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Billy Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Lain
ISBN: 0-7653-7684-9 / 978-0-7653-7684-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Billy Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Lain
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU