A Face in the Moon
About the Book
A FACE IN THE MOON is available through iUniverse, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, numerous other online book sites, and may be ordered through any bookstore. A FACE IN THE MOON is a look back at those lost days when colors seemed more vivid and when being in love seemed the only thing that mattered. The narrator, Jack Lohman, is an inexperienced twenty-two-year old, who was recently dumped by his first real girlfriend, and is soon to leave graduate school for who knows what. Enter Loni, a bright-eyed, free-spirited seventeen-year old who has had more than her share of experience -- she lost her virginity on her fourteenth birthday, has had more boyfriends and drugs than she cares to remember, as well as a mental breakdown that she's trying her best to forget. From the moment Jack meets Loni, his life begins to change. She teaches him how to laugh, and makes him feel, for perhaps the first time in his life, that he can be loved without judgment. Yet, ironically, it is Loni's harsh self-evaluation that paralyzes her at times, turning the carefree, uninhibited woman/child into a speechless, listless teenager who laments the days when life used to be more fun. She promises to tell Jack some day about her breakdown of the summer before but for now it's still too painful for her. Meanwhile, Jack loves her, but wonders if she'll ever fully let him into her life. A FACE IN THE MOON is a story about two young lovers struggling to find each other and their ways in the world. And when a series of events keeps them apart longer than expected, it becomes the story of whether their new love can survive the pressures of separation and emotional disturbance.
About the Author
Mitchell Waldman is the author of the novel, A FACE IN THE MOON (iUniverse, 2000), as well as the short story collection, PETTY OFFENSES AND CRIMES OF THE HEART (Wind Publications, 2011), which includes the Pushcart Prize nominated story, "The Duke of Broad Street," and the 13th Story First Prize winning story "Glass Slippers." Waldman's short stories, essays, and poems have appeared in numerous publications, including, among others, Alfie Dog Fiction, Epiphany, Fiction on the Web, The Brooklyn Voice, The Fringe Magazine, Waterhouse Review, The Greensilk Journal, Red Fez, trans lit mag, The Houston Literary Review, Wind Magazine, Milk Sugar, Wilderness House Literary Review, Connotation Press, new aesthetic, worldwide hippies, The Legendary, The Fine Line, Eclectic Flash, The Battered Suitcase, Greatest Lakes Review, Moronic Ox Literary and Cultural Review, eFiction Magazine, Shorelines Literary Magazine, HazMat Review, Innisfree, Mobius, Poetpourri, The Advocate, Desperate Act, Poetry Motel, Poetry Forum, Unknowns, Malcontent, Bold Print, and The Rochester Times-Union. His work has also appeared in the anthologies, Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust (Northwestern University Press, 1998), Messages From the Universe (iUniverse, 2002), America Remembered (Virgogray Press, 2010), Green (MLM, 2010), Prominent Pen (dirt edition) (Scars Publications, 2011), and Looking Beyond (Scars Publications, 2011). Waldman was also co-editor (with Diana May-Waldman) of the anthologies, Wounds of War: Poets for Peace, and Hip Poetry 2012 (Wind Publications, 2012) and is Fiction Editor of Blue Lake Review. (http://bluelakereview.weebly.com) For more information about the author and his work, check out his website at: http://mitchwaldman.homestead.com.