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The Gift of Stones Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Gift of Stones

A young boy is shot with an arrow and loses an arm. He grows up to be a story teller for the village of stone cutters where he lives at the twilight of the Stone Age. He roams away from the village and meets a prostitute called Doe who lives with her young daughter and dog on a Heath. He falls in love with Doe and eventually brings her back to his village after a mob destroys her house whilst killing a flock of geese which lived on the Heath. But Doe isn't interested in the story teller. Eventually trade for the village declines as bronze is discovered elsewhere and their flint arrows are no longer required. The book is interwoven with the story teller's stories and provides a wonderful glimpse of the Stone Age.
This report prepared by John Marcel








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   distant past/middle ages Life of a profession:    -   prostitute/stripper/porn Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   Boob talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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