The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon - Tom Spanbauer (1992)
ISBN 0060974974
Genre Gay Male Fiction
Subject Indians of North America - Fiction
Publisher Harper Perennial
Publication Date 9/9/1992
Format Paperback (203 x 135 mm)
Language eng
Plot
The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon  is an American epic of the old West for our own times -- a novel huge in its imaginative scope and daring in its themes.The narrator is Shed, or Duivichi-un-Dua, a half-breed bisexual boy who makes his living at the Indian Head Hotel in the little turn-of-the-century town of Excellent, Idaho. The imperious Ida Richilieu is Shed's employer, the town's mayor and the mistress, and the mistress and owner of this outrageously pink whorehouse. Together with the beautiful prostitute Alma Hatch, and the philosophical, green-eyed, half-crazy cowboy Dellwood Barker, this collection of misfits and outcasts make up the core of Shed's eccentric family. And although laced with the ugliness and cruelty of the frontier West -- Shed is raped by the same man who then murders the woman he thinks is his mother, and the Mormon townspeople bring a fiery end to Ida's raucous way of life -- the love and acceptance that tie this family together provide the true heart of this novel. The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon  is a beautifully told, mythic tale that is as well a profound meditation on sexualty,race and man's relationship to himself and the natural world.
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LoC Classification PS3569.P339M36 1992
Dewey 813/.54
Edition 1st HarperPerennial ed.
Cover Price $14.99
No. of Pages 368