The Man Who Remembered the Moon
He says it's gone. They say it never existed.
A mesmerizing novella about perception and longing...
He says it's gone. They say it never existed. Daniel Hale is The Man Who Remembered the Moon.
"Thoroughly satisfying." - The Globe and Mail
"A superb story... an ongoing series of surprising revelations/suppositions — surprising, yet satisfying within the rollercoaster logic of its world." - Matthew Sharpe, author of The Sleeping Father, You Were Wrong, and Jamestown
More than one year in the Top 100 of Amazon's curated Kindle Singles collection and an initial selection of Prime Reading, The Man Who Remember the Moon continues to dazzle and puzzle.
Print edition includes the bonus hidden track The One About the Ballard Fanatic.
When the moon disappears, Daniel Hale is shocked to find that he’s the only person who remembers it. He is quickly committed. As he struggles to comprehend what might have happened to the moon - and to himself - only his doctor, the tenacious Marvin Pallister, holds out hope that Daniel might be cured of his delusion - now dubbed Hale-Pallister’s Lunacy.
A virtuoso vanishing act, a puzzle in die-cut pieces, and an unexpected meditation on loss. The Man Who Remembered the Moon is a cerebral, witty novella, baffling, enigmatic and haunting.
Print edition includes the bonus hidden track The One About the Ballard Fanatic. From the review at Literary Relish:
"In a mere handful of pages Hull creates an atmosphere of tension to rival the greatest short story writers out there. Sat in a bar one night, our protagonist meets a curious character; a J G Ballard aficionado. Intrigued, he accepts an invitation to go to his flat to see some of his memorabilia, only to discover that things aren’t quite as ordinary as they might seem…"
Released this summer through Amazon’s curated Kindle Singles program, in print only this fall, The Man Who Remembered the Moon says something about publishing today. Its publication history is interesting not only for being digital-first but also because, outside poetry and pop-culture series, you rarely see such a slim book in print nowadays: 65 pages, 51 dedicated to the title story. Not every book has to be a multicourse meal, though; sometimes, what you want is a quick bite, and as the latter, this one is thoroughly satisfying.