“Moon Deluxe is engaging, observant and at times downright whack-in-the-solar-plexus mean. It’s impossible to conceive of any writer doing what he does any better than he does it.” Margaret Atwood, The New York Times Book Review
978-0-8021-3437-0 • $12.00 • Paperback • Oct. 1995
Barthelme’s wry and wonderful stories have given us a stunning, cautionary,
funny, sometimes bleak, and often transcendent portrait of contemporary life in
the sprawl of suburban America. Barthelme made his remarkable debut with these
tender and affectionate stories, most of which were originally published in The
New Yorker. Moon Deluxe received the high praise of such writers as
John Barth, Raymond Carver, Ann Beattie, and Margaret Atwood, and earned
Barthelme a permanent place in the pantheon of contemporary American writers.
In these stories he delicately probes the peculiar corners of contemporary
culture, capturing the fast and often touching ways we relate to each other and
to the time in which we live.