The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon

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"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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"A brilliant novel... Flawlessly authentic, beautifully captured" (Observer)

"Haunting and earthy, a deeply felt tale of love and loss... Tom Spanbauer's wild west is the hurly burly of the mind. He takes us into territories where few of us would ever dare to go" (Publishers Weekly)

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Shed is a half-breed bisexual boy who earns his keep at Ida Richilieu's outrageously pink whorehouse in the tiny turn-of-the-century town of Excellent, Idaho. Leaving behind the nights of drinking, talking and smoking opium stardust with his eccentric family, Shed sets off alone in search of the meaning of his Indian name and in search of himself.

Along the way he falls in love with Dellwood Barker, a man who talks to the moon and may be Shed's father. But it is not until Shed is back in Excellent, and Ida has lost her legs and Dellwood his mind, that he attains the wisdom for which he is searching.

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