Please Don’t Come Back From The Moon

“Bakopoulos’ endearing first novel . . . is a tale that, despite the boys’ empty longing, is full of hope.”


DEAN BAKOPOULOS’ first novel, Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon, was a New York Times Notable Book; he co-wrote and co-produced the film adaptation, which debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. His second novel, My American Unhappiness, was named one of the year’s best novels by The Chicago Tribune, and his third novel, Summerlong was an independent bookstore bestseller and is now in development as a television series.


“There is no better guide through a hot summer in the heartland than Dean Bakopoulos.”

Jane Hamilton, The Book Of Ruth and A Map Of The World

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15 hours ago

Might fuck around and go to Iceland soon. What are your recommendations?

17 hours ago

I worked every weekend in my 20s and sold my first novel for good money at 28. Sold my second novel and won my first NEA at 30. Now, at 45, I would rather have had more fun and relaxed and enjoyed my fucking weekends and my family and friends.

18 hours ago

Road tripping with my family post pandemic and vaccines and the labor shortage is apparent everywhere. The folks who are working are overwhelmed. It’s almost like an entire economic system built on desperation and poverty level wages was unsustainable

2 days ago

On hold with @Delta for three hours 😂😝🙃✈️

My American Unhappiness

“Dean Bakopoulos is a writer to watch, a novelist to cherish.”

Peter Straub, author of A Dark Matter