The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon

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The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon  is an American epic of the old West for our own times -- a novel huge in its imaginative scope and daring in its themes. The narrator is Shed, or Duivichi-un-Dua, a half-breed bisexual boy who makes his living at the Indian Head Hotel in the little turn-of-the-century town of Excellent, Idaho. The imperious Ida Richilieu is Shed's employer, the town's mayor and the mistress, and the mistress and owner of this outrageously pink whorehouse. Together with the beautiful prostitute Alma Hatch, and the philosophical, green-eyed, half-crazy cowboy Dellwood Barker, this collection of misfits and outcasts make up the core of Shed's eccentric family. And although laced with the ugliness and cruelty of the frontier West -- Shed is raped by the same man who then murders the woman he thinks is his mother, and the Mormon townspeople bring a fiery end to Ida's raucous way of life -- the love and acceptance that tie this family together provide the true heart of this novel. The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon  is a beautifully told, mythic tale that is as well a profound meditation on sexualty,race and man's relationship to himself and the natural world.

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Tom Spanbauer is the author of the novel Faraway Places. he lives in Portland, Oregon, and New Yoke City.

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Welcome, Hall Closet Book Company, to the ranks of the high-class audio publishers. Here is a gutsy book selection matched to a talented reader who is exactly the right choice for this audacious role. The lyrical way this production can amuse and provoke is realized through the earnestness of reader Kenneth Martines. Like this alternately ribald and wrenching novel, Martines elegantly commands language to foster acceptance. For the narrating character, Shed, so called after the building behind the brothel where he grows up and works, Martines endows words with a magical authority. As expressed by Martines, Shed's fascination with words can be contagious. D.J. Winner of AUDIOFILE's Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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