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Please Don\'t Come Back from the Moon

Please Don't Come Back from the Moon

(2005)
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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.

This is a haunting, unforgettable debut novel for anyone who has ever been left longing.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : USA Library Binding
Title: Please Don't Come Back From The Moon (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Dean Bakopoulos
ISBN: 1-4177-3136-2 / 978-1-4177-3136-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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March 2005 : USA Turtleback
Title: Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
Author(s): Dean Bakopoulos
ISBN: 0-606-34893-X / 978-0-606-34893-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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February 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
Author(s): Dean Bakopoulos
ISBN: 0-15-101135-4 / 978-0-15-101135-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
Author(s): Dean Bakopoulos
ISBN: 1-78416-227-2 / 978-1-78416-227-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
Author(s): Dean Bakopoulos
ISBN: 0-552-77317-4 / 978-0-552-77317-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
Author(s): Dean Bakopoulos
ISBN: 0-15-603167-1 / 978-0-15-603167-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
Author(s): Dean Bakopoulos
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
Author(s): Dean Bakopoulos
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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