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Life on Other Moons – paperback edition
# of Stories: 11
Life on Other Moons is the debut fiction collection from Roger Market. It was first published in simultaneous limited editions in May 2013 (paperback and handmade). It is now being released for the first time as an e-book. FREE at Smashwords; also available at Amazon, B&N, and other major retailers.
The collection opens with “Stopping to Talk to Porch Lights When the Moon Is Not Enough.” After the last woman on Earth dies and the moon breaks in half, the male survivors begin to question love, masculinity, and fate. The story centers on the question “What does it mean to be a man in a world without women?” In the title story, “Life on Other Moons,” a civilization on the moon begins to rebuild after decades of civil war. Three other stories chart the progress of a boy and his father on their multi-year journey from rural, 1960s Alabama to a war-torn Vietnam and ultimately to the moon.
But the moon does not dominate every story.
In “Don’t Mind the Bunny,” a little girl’s disability becomes apparent through the objective viewpoint of a stuffed bunny. “Love the Shoes” chronicles the first meeting of a father, after a long stretch in prison, with his teenage son. In “The Paper Man,” a society of primitive but powerful women encounters the first man to enter its gates in decades.
While the book’s eleven stories are linked in unexpected ways, they do not necessarily take place in the same version of reality. The characters in Life on Other Moons are united in their common search for a home, a functional family, a sense of self.
Will they find peace?
Read Two Stories from Life on Other Moons