The Unicorn Sonata Social Sensitivity

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Although most of Joey's adventures take place in a magical world apart from everyday earthly realities, Beagle does show some of the elements of despair in real life. Old John Papas is lonely, almost a lost soul as he toils in a small shop in a run-down neighborhood. Joey is neglected enough at home that she seeks adult attention elsewhere, at Papas's shop. To Indigo, Joey declares, "And you ought to be scared, because it's a really, really scary world where I live." In fact, one of the novel's most memorable scenes involves the homeless people whom Joey discovers when Indigo takes her to meet a unicorn who has chosen to remain human.

In this scene, a man provides the human/ unicorn with soda and a slice of pizza, puts his arm around her, and declares her to be his woman. Why would a magical unicorn forgo a...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Unicorn Sonata from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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