A Novel in Stories
by Philip Caputo
Pub Date 06 Aug 2019
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"Powerful....Caputo's wisdom runs deep. Few writers have better captured the emotional lives of men." —The New York Times Book Review
From Philip Caputo—the author of A Rumor of War, The Longest Road, and Some Rise By Sin—comes a captivating mosaic of stories set in a small town where no act is private and the past is never really past
Hunter’s Moon is set in Michigan’s wild, starkly beautiful Upper Peninsula, where a cast of recurring characters move into and out of each other’s lives, building friendships, facing loss, confronting violence, trying to bury the past or seeking to unearth it. Once-a-year lovers, old high-school buddies on a hunting trip, a college professor and his wayward son, a middle-aged man and his grief-stricken father, come together, break apart, and, if they’re fortunate, find a way forward.
Hunter’s Moon offers an engaging, insightful look at everyday lives but also a fresh perspective on the way men navigate in today’s world.
“A brilliant series of interconnected stories about relationships and the myriad ways we both rescue and disappoint the people we love most. Hunter's Moon is about parents and children, the death of old friends, the recovery from loss and near-loss. In it, Caputo continues to chronicle of ups and downs of our collective character, our better angels along with our worse ones. He proves himself to be a master investigator of the human psyche in the mold of Chekov, Tolstoy, and Bellow.”
—Philipp Meyer, author of American Rust and The Son
“A poignant and savage tribute to the wilds of the American landscape and to the wilds of the American soul. With Hunter’s Moon, Philip Caputo shows us, once again, why he is a giant of contemporary letters.”
—Elliot Ackerman, author of Waiting for Eden