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The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon

A Novel
Spanbauer, Tom (Book - 1991 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon

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Set against the harsh reality of an unforgiving landscape and culture, The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon provides a vision of the Old West unlike anything seen before. The narrator, Shed, is one of the most memorable characters in contemporary fiction: a half-Indian bisexual boy who lives and works at the Indian Head Hotel in the tiny town of Excellent, Idaho. It's the turn of the century, and the hotel carries on a prosperous business as the town's brothel. The eccentric characters working in the hotel provide Shed with a surrogate family, yet he finds in himself a growing need to learn the meaning of his Indian name, Duivichi-un-Dua, given to him by his mother, who was murdered when he was twelve.
Authors: Spanbauer, Tom
Title: The man who fell in love with the moon
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Atlantic Monthly Press,, c1991
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 355 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Tom Spanbauer
Notes: "A Morgan Entrekin book."
ISBN: 0871134683
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Report This Sep 27, 2013
  • marquessa rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A very sad book, in all ways, on bi-sexualism. Very violent, and non-historical. Not recommended reading for anyone.

Report This Mar 16, 2013
  • mexicology rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This immediately became one of my top 10 favorite books of all time. The story is amusing, heartbreaking, tantalizing, and told in a wonderfully vibrant way by a fascinating main character. Tom Spanbauer is an outstanding storyteller. It's worth checking out his other books also.

Report This Dec 02, 2012
  • snarski rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A gritty, gender-bending romp through the wild West. Not a happy story.

Report This Feb 05, 2011
  • douglasjoe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My all time favorite book. Tom is an incredible visual author.


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