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Two internationally acclaimed artists create a groundbreaking, genre-defying adventure to transcend time, place, and identity.

In the cold north where the white wind blows lives Sixteen-Face John, a shaman. His wife is expecting their first child - a "soonchild." But Soonchild won't come out! So John sets out to find the World Songs that inspire all soonchildren to leave the womb. Along the way, he must shift shape and size, converse with animals and ancestors, and face demons and death. But he also pursues an elusive golden-eyed presence that hints at a connection with his past. This breathtaking novel, as exciting as it is spooky, is a lyrical tribute to the forces of nature, magic, and family.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Soonchild
Author(s): Russell Hoban
ISBN: 0763659207 / 9780763659202 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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March 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: Soonchild
Author(s): Russell Hoban
ISBN: 1406329916 / 9781406329919 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Soonchild
Author(s): Russell Hoban
ISBN: 1406344184 / 9781406344189 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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