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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I missed the Werner Herzog doc “Into the Inferno” when it first came out and holy shit it’s incredible

Welcome to USC and UCLA in joining me on a weekly LA >>>Midwest commute.

I have to use the pool and hot tub at our complex every single night bc as a child of immigrants and a lifelong Midwesterner I am determined to get my money’s worth on these overpriced LA rents

Listening to @timheidecker’s “High School” album straight through is a real treat. Do yourself a favor and make yourself a little drink or a little treat, go out to the porch or the park, and have a listen.

My American Unhappiness

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

Peter Straub, author of A Dark Matter