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.”

People

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.

Summerlong

“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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3 hours ago

This is true. I applied for a Guggenheim (and won) in 2008 while I sat in the basement with a crying baby in my lap. It was a total long shot but I was very broke and was playing the lotto often so figured why not. Did I cry when the award letter arrived? No you cried https://t.co/OP5oB1Bt8O

2 days ago

If you liked Lollapalooza, wait until you try Lockdownpalooza

My American Unhappiness

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

Peter Straub, author of A Dark Matter