Strut Book Club Reads “The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon”

March 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Strut Second Floor
470 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Baruch Porras Hernandez

For the month of March in 2018, the Strut Book Club will read “The Man Who Fell In Love With the Moon” by Tom Spanbauer

Join us at 7:30 PM on the second floor of Strut for some wine, little snacks and great conversations about literature.

Please make sure to read the book beforehand and come ready to discuss your thoughts. Don’t forget, folks: we get a discount at Dog Eared Books in the Castro!

If you have not read the book, it is okay to come and sit and listen to the conversation. But be warned, we do talk about the ending.

The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon is an American epic of the old West for our own times — a novel huge in its imaginative scope and daring in its themes. The narrator is Shed, or Duivichi-un-Dua, a half white, half Native American bisexual boy who makes his living at the Indian Head Hotel in the little turn-of-the-century town of Excellent, Idaho. The imperious Ida Richilieu is Shed’s employer, the town’s mayor and the mistress, and the mistress and owner of this outrageously pink whorehouse. Together with the beautiful prostitute Alma Hatch, and the philosophical, green-eyed, half-crazy cowboy Dellwood Barker, this collection of misfits and outcasts make up the core of Shed’s eccentric family. The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon is a beautifully told, mythic tale that is as well a profound meditation on sexualty,race and man’s relationship to himself and the natural world.

Tom Spanbauer is an American writer whose work often explores issues of sexuality, race, and the ties that bind disparate people together. Raised in Idaho, Spanbauer has lived in Kenya and across the United States. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches a course titled dangerous writing.[1] He graduated in 1988 from Columbia University with an MFA in Fiction and has written five novels