Snake Moon


A family, isolated geographically from the ongoing Civil War, is torn apart by greed, lust, war and ghosts in this parable of the destruction of Eden. A ghost story of the Civil War.
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A family, isolated geographically from the ongoing Civil War, is torn apart by greed, lust, war and ghosts in this parable of the destruction of Eden. A ghost story of the Civil War.
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Bad things happen under a snake moon in Manzarek's gothic tale about the Dillard clan of Coker Creek Hollow, Tenn., based on an unproduced screenplay written with Rick Valentine. Manzarek (The Poet in Exile), cofounder of the classic rock band the Doors, portrays the nasty impact of the Civil War on two brothers, Boone and Jebber Dillard, after they leave the farm to pursue fame and fortune in Chattanooga. Boone's psychic grandmother Delilah warns them not to go, but is unable to stop them. Boone's path leads him into a dangerous affair with the lusty Mardi Jamerson, a ghostly Southern belle who tries to prevent his return to his wife, Cassandra, and their children, while Jebber joins the Confederate army to try and impress his wife, Jewel. Homespun sweet prose and a dash of voodoo magic enhance a morality message that many paranormal or normal romance readers will relate to leave loved ones and tragedy is more than likely to occur. (July) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597800419
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,254,046
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2007

    Snake Moonlight and Rain

    According to this book's authors, this story was originally a screenplay that they wrote which never made it to the big screen. However, Manzarek and Valentine are wrong on this count. This story was made into a movie, 53 years before Snake Moon was published. The movie was a Japanese film by Kenji Mizoguchi called 'Ugetsu', which means 'Moonlight and Rain'. The film was better than the book, and also credited the source of its story.

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