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Item Number:  01798239



The Rising of the Moon: A Novel


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Seller Name: BookNest
Member since 5/2010
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Location: Blairstown, New Jersey, United States

Listing Date: 5/10/2010



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Title: The Rising of the Moon: A Novel Publisher: The Lyons Press
Author: Emile Capouya Publication Date: 2002
Binding/Format: Hardcover Edition:
Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket ISBN: 1585746649
Inventory #: 24578    


New hardcover. No remainder mark. DJ has light rubbing. ; 0.61 x 8.72 x 5.68 Inches; 120 pages; First published in the Netherlands, The Rising of the Moon met immense critical acclaim. The Lyons Press is thrilled to publish this immaculately crafted short novel for the first time in the United States. Emile Capouya takes us on the personal odyssey of a young American merchant seaman, a tale of honor, integrity, bravery, and friendship. Mike, the novel's protagonist, is in his twenties, broke, adrift in postwar France, looking for a ship to captain. The job he takes is a dubious one, smuggling cigarettes (and sometimes people) out of Tangier for a shady organization. His quick temper is born of a staunch defense of dignity and of his own ironclad sense of justice. His seemingly reckless bravery once saves his crew and once endangers them. And finally, when he walks away and returns to the States, he has experienced a lifetime of lessons, some as illuminating as self-knowledge and others as dark as mutiny and murder.  

It is a blazing testament to Capouya's enormous talent. (5 1/2 x 8 1/4, 120 pages)  

Emile Capouya-who has been compared to Conrad, Kipling, Chekhov, and Melville-is a former merchant seaman, past literary editor of The Nation and founder of New Amsterdam Books. His work has appeared in The Nation, The New York Times, Partisan Review, Commonweal, The Antioch Review, and Best American Short Stories of 1981. For In the Sparrow Hills, he won the 1994 Sue Kaufmann Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives with his wife, Keitha, in upstate New York.  .





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