In the early 1900s in America, Moojie, a biracial and partially-disabled foundling, is left on the steps of a village chapel. He is adopted by a doting mother and a mapmaker father. After leading a charmed life where he discovers his has miraculous healing powers, eight year-old Moojie’s world collapses when his mother dies unexpectedly. His father takes him to live with his grandfather at St. Isidore’s Fainting Goat Dairy. Unable to connect with the hardhearted, racist “Pappy,” Moojie reaches out to a secret, primordial clan called the Light-Eaters. Following a series of trials, he is called to a great destiny … if only he can survive one last terrifying test. Welcome to Moojie’s mythical world of mayhem and merriment, where miracles are standard fare, mistaken identity is rampant, and the desire to belong can be dangerous.
From screenwriter and award-winning novelist, Robin Gregory, comes a masterful début about family and first love, magic and miracles–brimming with compassion, lyricism, and originality. Winner of 22 awards.