The Whole of the Moon (Paperback)

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The Whole of the Moon consists of six crisscrossing narratives set along the old Route 66, from the Inland Empire to the terminus just off Sunset Boulevard. The stories span the years from the late 1950s to the present, and the characters are bound by a fact unknown to them: they have each checked out the same public library copy of The Great Gatsby.

An actor sits poolside waiting to hear whether he has been cast in a television pilot. Two kids ditch school in 1964 and go for a hike in the woods that turns dangerous. A woman named Dot remembers her husband who spent years working on a musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby. A young woman Felicity deals with the consequences of an unexpected pregnancy. Mike, a former high school star, attends an open tryout for the California Angels baseball team. And a boarding school teacher tells the story of his cousin, a social climber who has disappeared in the wake of a murder. These are the characters that populate The Whole of the Moon. Brian Rogers' novel is about determination and failure and life in Southern California away from the red carpet.

About the Author

Brian Rogers is an award-winning playwright and one-time stand-up comedian. His stories have appeared in Story Magazine, Convergence-, The Exeter Bulletin, The Other Side, and The City: San Francisco's Magazine. He lives in Orange County and teaches in Claremont, California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781943859405
ISBN-10: 194385940X
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication Date: September 20th, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English