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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Do you have a nice set of dishes and flatware and cups and glasses or have you foolishly devoted your life to writing?

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I’m just a dad, speedwalking through the mall in my Bon Iver hoodie, trying to find my daughter the right foundational garment for her homecoming dress, asking you to love me

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Ooh I just took a a NAP



P—ut down my phone

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Been carrying this bumper sticker around since I was nine. Finally decided to put it on my truck

My American Unhappiness

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

Peter Straub, author of A Dark Matter