Please Don't Come Back from the Moon

B-
Book Details
type
Book
Genre
February 07, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

One summer, the men of a working-class, heavily ethnic neighborhood outside Detroit begin to disappear. Even the parish priest mysteriously walks off. Our hero, 16-year-old Michael Smolij, and his pals say they’ve gone to the moon. After introducing Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon‘s intriguing premise, though, Dean Bakopoulos settles into a more familiar coming-of-age story — very familiar, alas — about young men making their way in a world of absent or dispensable father figures and encountering women who are either inscrutable or endlessly patient with these men-children. ”These things never go like you imagine they’ll go,” one single-mom girlfriend tells Michael, now in his mid-20s. ”Dreams never do.” Here’s my dream: a more integrated narrative vision worthy of Bakopoulos’ considerable talent for capturing young-male ennui.

Please Don't Come Back from the Moon

type
Book
Genre
author
Dean Bakopoulos
publisher
Harcourt
Complete Coverage
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST