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“This brave, original, ribald, funny, heartrending fable about the Old West . . . is a book as bright as it is dark, full of fictional and philosophical pleasures, a quirky, unsettling look at American history and a vision quest in the grand old tradition.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon
978-0-8021-3663-3 • $16.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2000
Set around the turn of the twentieth century, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon provides a vision of the Old West unlike anything seen before. The narrator, Shed, is an orphaned half-Indian bisexual boy who lives and works at a hotel and brothel in the tiny town of Excellent, Idaho. Despite being surrounded by a loving, if eccentric, surrogate family at the hotel, Shed finds in himself a growing need to find an identity among his mother’s Indian tribe. Setting off alone across a haunting and unforgiving landscape, Shed encounters a rich pageant of extraordinary characters along the way. Although he learns a great deal about the mysteries and traditions of his Indian heritage, it is not until Shed returns to Excellent and witnesses a series of brutal tragedies that he attains the wisdom that infuses this exceptional and captivating book.