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free download Please Don't Come Back from the MoonTHERE IS A SPOILER IN THIS REVIEW ALSO SORRY I M USING GOODREADS AS A JOURNAL IT IS LATE AND I HAVE FEELINGS AND THIS PLATFORM FEELS KIND OF SAFE IN SOME WAYAccording to U M English Department lore Dean Bakopoulos s subcon thesis was entitled Please Don t Come Back From the MoonTherein lies my only complaint about this book It prevented me from working on my own goddamn thesis
for days Because the fucking protagonist s so fucking flawed and earnest t actually hurts and I loved him anddays Because the fucking protagonist Crossing Boarders is so fucking flawed and earnestt actually hurts and I loved him and for him and was devastated for him and I haven t read a book n SO LONG that managed to nject so much dang humanity The Outcast Highlander into a characterAlso someone please let me know why the New York Times called this magical realism That s actually crazy to me like sure there s some dreammagery but let s not get carried away and start calling every wacky thing we read magical realism Anyways I m sad I m sad this book s over and that there aren t books like t and I m sad for Michael the protagonist I m sad for all of the men n this story who thought their dads were on
the moon because went to the moon s palatable than moved to Illinois and every readermoon because went to the moon Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money is palatable than moved to Illinois and every reader that I m sad for the dads who left because by some work of ACTUAL magic or just pure genius Bakopoulos made me feel that too This book was a pleasant surprise The back cover of Please Don t Come Back from the Moon makest seem like this In Den Nachmittag Geflüstert Gedichte 1909 1914 is the story of a small suburban town outside of Detroit and all of the father s spontaneously leaving When I started the book I was expecting this to be the entire plot but by the end of the first chapter all of the father s have left and the wives and their children are left to fend for themselves Thats the beginning of the real story Over the course of these almost 300 pages Bakopoulos follows Michael and his friends through their adolescence and their 20s as they grow up fall Reid Alleje 2 in love find jobs and struggle to find their own wayn the world La Collection Du Centre Georges Pompidou: Un Parcours Au Musee D'Art Moderne de La Ville de Paris in the shadow of their own father s departures As the characters age and develop Please Don t Come Back from the Moon showstself to be a wonderful coming of age story about the complexity of coming of age as a man n a
BLUE COLOR COMMUNITY DURING A DECLININGcolor community during a declining One of my favorite themes of this book s how different characters choose to cope with the situation and how to fight the existential dread of waking up every day caring for your family and working a job that doesn t pay enough This Ghost Flight (Will Jaeger, is a problem that afflicts many peoplen our country but I think this book does a great job of showing how the shame of not being able to have a stable career like previous generations Kafir Liberal is a stigma that uniuely affects blue color men Bakopoulos also tackles the topic of me. The summer Michael Smolij turns seventeen his father disappears One by one other men also vanish from outside Detroit where their fathers before them had lived raised families andn a promising era lived One man props open the door to his. Blue collar provider Flight or Fight in a crappy economy really worth living Addn Bakopoulos s top notch and you have a book rich n excellent mages and thought provoking lines I be re reading this one for sure When you hold Please Don t Come Back from the Moon Divided like Destiny in your hands you know you re holding something different The premise alone has the ability to off put nearly all who readt but what Dean Bakopoulos does with Burden and Prayer its Where's Ringo? incredible He creates a surreal world where fathers pick up and leave their families headed for the moon as most of their letters read They re never seen again never heard from again They fall off the earth What s left then The people left behind to pick up the pieces and carry on In many ways the Moons like a down to earth version of Robert Charles Wilson s The Harvest The themes are completely original just how much of a mark our parents leave on us How much our The Cat Club inner mythologys built n the
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