Mending the Moon

Mending the Moon

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When a charismatic champion of popular causes is murdered by a fellow tourist while vacationing in Mexico, her death poses implications for a circle of friends back home, the family of the killer, and her adopted son.

McMillan Palgrave

Melinda Soto, aged sixty-four, vacationing in Mexico, is murdered by a fellow American tourist.

Back in her hometown of Reno, Nevada, she leaves behind her adopted son, Jeremy, whom she rescued from war-torn Guatamala when he was a toddler--just one of her many causes over the years. And she leaves behind a circle of friends: Veronique, the academic stuck in a teaching job from which she can't retire; Rosemary, who's losing her husband to Alzheimer's and who's trying to lose herself in volunteer work; Henrietta, the priest at Rosemary's and Melinda's church.

Jeremy already had a fraught relationship with his charismatic mother and the people in her orbit. Now her death is tearing him apart, and he can barely stand the rituals of remembrance that ensue among his mother's friends. Then the police reveal who killed Melinda: a Seattle teenager who flew home to his parents and drowned himself just days later.

It's too much. Jeremy's not the only one who can't deal. Friendships fray. But the unexpected happens: an invitation to them all, from the murderer's mother, to come to Seattle for his memorial. It's ridiculous. And yet, somehow, each of them begins to see in it a chance to heal. Aided, in peculiar ways, by Jeremy's years-long obsession with the comic-book hero Comrade Cosmos, and the immense cult of online commentary it's spawned.

Shot through with feeling and inventiveness, Susan Palwick's Mending the Moonis a novel of the odd paths that lead to home.



Baker
& Taylor

When a charismatic champion of popular causes is murdered by a fellow tourist while vacationing in Mexico, her death poses profound implications for a circle of friends back home, the family of the killer and her adopted son, who struggles with torn feelings and identifies with a favorite comic-book hero before pursuing an unlikely path toward healing. By the author of Flying in Place.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765327581
0765327589
Characteristics: 333 pages ; 25 cm

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Jul 02, 2013

I really wanted to like this book. Really, I wanted to. The characters
are well-drawn and likeable, if on the
WASP-y side, and the plot is complex and engaging. But the
"Comrade Cosmos" superhero sub-
plot was too "cute-sy" and extraneous, and mystery nut that I
am, I wish the author had spent more
time exploring Percy's motivations or
mindset: He seemed to get short
shift in the novel.

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