Please Don't Come Back From the Moon

Please Don't Come Back From the Moon

eBook - 2006-01-02
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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, 2006-01-02.
ISBN: 9780547543581
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive

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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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