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Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos
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Jun 08, 2010

really liked it
Read from June 08 to 11, 2010

Set in an Eastern European ethnic neighborhood somewhere near Detroit called "Maple Rock" (read Hamtramak) the story begins with the disappearance of a couple dozen fathers from this blue collar community. The young sons grow up believing their fathers all "went to the moon" based on a note one of the father's left behind.

The young men grow up but never leave the neighborhood and eventually become family men themselves, still struggling, still living in the homes their fathers' left.

Haunting, yet fun to read a book set in an area with places I recognize. For example the boys go to Ann Arbor regularly after they leave high school, to go to house parties there pretending they attend UM. My favorite quote from that part of the book:

pg 95: "You're not supposed to call them chicks," Nick said. "They don't like that. It's Ann Arbor."

A good read, highly recommended.

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