Mi’hal’ē is different from all the other análong, not just on the outside but in ways even she doesn’t understand. Born into a world where no one else looks like her, Mi’hal’ē’s ah’sha has forbidden her to go Outside past the fields. But the key to who she is and who she belongs to might lie far further past the Outside than anyone knows. And if Mi’hal’ē ever does find her truth, can she accept its responsibilities?
The Book of Moon: an Loúr ihn G’éalach follows the journey of one young análong as she discovers the truth about family, the price of identity, the power of choice and the requirement of love to save the world. It is an allegory of mental illness in childhood; its characters and events are inspired by the author’s experience as a child and teenager growing up with a mental illness. It was written with the intent to help create awareness of the isolation, discrimination and stigma experienced by the mentally ill in their everyday lives. Please see the Symbolism tab for more information.
© K.Rose Quayle 2019
Author photos by D. Chalich