Full Moon Over America

Full Moon Over America

by Thomas William Simpson

Hardcover(A Fresh Edition of a Political Classic)

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ISBN-13: 9781538056998
Publisher: NOOK Press
Publication date: 11/27/2017
Edition description: A Fresh Edition of a Political Classic
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Full Moon Over America is likely my most outlandish novel. It is all at once an amusing, troubling, chaotic, and all together unconventional novel about love and trust and power and family and the God-given right of every individual to live life as he or she sees fit. Like all of my novels, Full Moon Over America is rich in its language, accessible in its plot, and driven by the dreams and obsessions of its unconventional characters. This was my third published novel with Warner Books. It was the first of a two book contract. Warner paid me handsomely because of the success of The Gypsy Storyteller and This Way Madness Lies. Those novels had sold reasonably well and been enthusiastically received by reviewers. I received lots of advice on what I should write next. Of course, I didn’t listen because I’ve never been any good at listening to reasonable, conservative people who usually know a lot more than I know. It is my Achilles’ heel. But also it is the quality that has allowed me live an irregular life and write a very unique and diverse bunch of novels. Full Moon Over America was the beginning of the end of my commercial career. My editor, the lovely and brilliant Ms. Jamie Raab, and really the entire staff at Warner who worked on Full Moon, had no idea what to make of the novel. It was extremely difficult to summarize or categorize. Describing the story in a few sentences, a requirement for attention deficient Americans, was next to impossible. Likely it was doomed from its conception. I am amazed all these years later Larry Kirshbaum and Jamie Raab and others at Warner approved the novel’s publication. For that support, despite the book being a commercial dud, I will always be grateful. Why? Because I think Full Moon Over America is my most creative and imaginative novel to date. It may not be my most accessible story, but the prose is innovative and challenging and lyrical; nearly poetic in its reach. Full Moon Over America is intensely political in its point of view, and politics has never been an easy sell to the American fiction reading public. I am offering the book for sale here in the hope of a second coming. As I said, Warner did not know how to market the book and so they slipped and the novel fell through the cracks. Now, with Trump actually the President of The United States, we have all the proof we need that a person as crazy and unqualified as Willy MacKenzie actually could reach the Oval Office.

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