Please Don't Come Back from the Moon

ISBN-10: 0156031671

ISBN-13: 9780156031677

Edition: 2005

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T he summer Michael Smolij turns seventeen, his father DEAN BAKOPOULOS, a former book-disappears. One by one other men also vanish from the seller, was named one of America's blue-collar neighborhood outside Detroit where their fathers best new fiction writers by Virginia before them had lived, raised families, and, in a more prom-Quarterly in 2004. He lives in Madison, ising era, worked. One man props open the door to his shoe Wisconsin. store and leaves a note. "I'm going to the moon," it reads. "I took the cash." The abandoned 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.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Dean Bakopoulos is the author of the novel Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon , a New York Times Notable Book, and the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is on the faculty at Iowa State University and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

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