Please Don't Come Back From the Moon

Please Don't Come Back From the Moon

eBook - 2006
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PRAISE FOR PLEASE DON'T COME BACK FROM THE MOON "Gorgeous, painful, and exquisitely written, Please Don't Come Back From the Moon is about the impossible things we believe because the truth may simply be too hard."--The Boston Globe "By deftly welding magic realism with social satire, Bakopoulos captures the dark side of the working-class dream."--The New York Times Book Review "Bakapoulos' endearing first novel . . . is a tale that, despite the boys' empty longing, is full of hope."- People
The summer Michael Smolij turns sixteen, his father disappears. One by one other men also vanish from the blue-collar neighborhood outside Detroit where their fathers before them had lived, raised families, and, in a more promising era, worked. One man props open the door to his shoe store and leaves a note. "I'm going to the moon," it reads. "I took the cash." The wives drink, brawl, and sleep around, gradually settling down to make new lives and shaking off the belief in an American dream that, like their husbands, has proven to be a thing of the past. Unable to leave the neighborhood their fathers abandoned, Michael and his friends stumble through their twenties until the restlessness of the fathers blooms in them, threatening to carry them away. Hailed as "a triumph" by O, The Oprah Magazine, this haunting, unforgettable debut novel is for anyone who has ever been left longing.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006
ISBN: 9780547543581
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (288 pages)
Call Number: eBook


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Jun 04, 2016

I have read this book and one other of Bakopoulos' books. He seems to have a fetish for bed-hopping. That seems to be the plot of his novels. It becomes tiresome.


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