Moon Over Manifest Themes

Clare Vanderpool
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Secrets and Grief

Abilene comes to a Manifest that is greatly changed from the days in which her father lived there as a boy. Abilene remembers everything about her father's stories of the town, but finds that time has not been kind to Manifest and that the people are not as open and friendly as she had expected. However, as Abilene's time in Manifest grows, she learns more and more about the past the town has hidden away.

Manifest is a coal mine town that is hugely populated by immigrants who are cheap labor for the mine. The groups of immigrants live separate lives, often worshipping and celebrating with only people from their own countries. The mine even separates the work shifts by background so that the workers can communicate easily with one another while in the mine. This causes a division in the town and it allows hatred...

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