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by Mike Palecek
Johnny Moon represents a new direction for Mike Palecek. Straying from his traditional emphasis on present-day or near-future adult protagonists who end up in prison when they refuse to kowtow to the powers that be, Palecek's new novel features Johnny Moon, a likable 1963 schoolkid. Johnny, his schoolmates, Sister Mark and the other faculty, and a couple of workmen one of ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 4th 2011 by Seventh Street Press
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Fiction That Explores American Politics / American Political Thought
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Some historical events take on such significance they become ingrained in a nation's culture. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is one such event. In part because of the conspiracy theories that have grown up around it, nearly 50 years later we still see a variety of books, both novels and nonfiction, published about it. The assassination and the questions of conspiracy that arose almost immediately are the building blocks for Mike Palecek's latest novel, Johnny Moon . And while th ...more