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A story of profound loss, grief, and guilt is leavened and enlightened by the parallel narrative about a cult comic book. On a solo vacation in Mexico, Reno librarian Melinda Soto, single mother of son Jeremy, 18, is brutally raped and murdered by 22-year-old Percy Clark, who returns home to Seattle and commits suicide. Melinda is mourned particularly deeply by Jeremy and close friends Rosemary, a lay chaplain who is losing her husband to Alzheimer’s, and English professsor Veronique. But Anna and William Clark, Percy’s parents, must deal with not only the loss of their son but also his horrendous act, which leaves them shunned and isolated. Bonding the two grieving camps is the comic book featuring Comrade Cosmos, Champion of Order, an Everyman in an unending battle against the evil Emperor of Entropy; both Jeremy and Percy were fans of the comic book, which swept the nation and helps bring peace to Anna. Despite its backdrop of pain, this is a compulsively readable and thought-provoking celebration of friendship and humanity with a foundation of faith. --Michele Leber

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Reminiscent of Gail Godwin and Madeleine L'Engle, this is a brave and brilliant book. (Jo Walton, author of Among Others)

A story of profound loss, grief, and guilt is leavened and enlightened by the parallel narrative about a cult comic book…Despite its backdrop of pain, this is a compulsively readable and thought-provoking celebration of friendship and humanity. (Booklist)

Originality and poignancy abound in Palwick's well-written story. (RT Book Reviews)

Triumphant… Succeeds as a heart-wrenching romance, a sharp meditation on refugees and displaced persons, and a tragicomedy of cultural differences. Outstanding. (Publishers Weekly, starred review on The Necessary Beggar)

Palwick's beautifully crafted tale of exiles struggling to come to terms with a deeply troubled Earth is exquisite. (Booklist, starred review on The Necessary Beggar)

One of the best and most moving novels by a new author I have read in years. (Alison Lurie on Flying in Place)
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (May 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765327589
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765327581
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,574,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Graham on June 28, 2013
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Human. Humane. Smart. Affecting. Painful. Hopeful. Moving. I can think of a string of adjectives better than I can describe my thoughts after closing this novel. Like Palwick's previous novels, it made me feel and think, and I feel like a wiser person for having read it. A rare and wonderful thing.
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Mainstream fiction with a separate storyline that is speculative in nature. This is a subtle page-turner that has a heartrending story juxtaposed with a narrative about a comic-book superhero called Comrade Cosmos.

Description: When 18 year old Jeremy Soto’s single mother is murdered by a young male tourist during a solo vacation to Mexico, his grief is understandable, but as horrible as he feels he must pick up the pieces of his life. But it’s not just Jeremy who has to get past the violent death of his mother Melinda; there are others who are reeling from her loss - Melinda’s close circle of friends, mature characters who have life complications of their own. Then there is the murderer’s mother Anna who has the heartbreaking job of dealing with her son’s suicide as well. All of this culminates when Anna invites Jeremy and Melinda’s friends to her son’s funeral.

What gives this book an interesting twist is that the subjects addressed in the main story are contrasted with those of a popular comic-book series, which are covered in alternating chapters.

Shellie’s thoughts: This is an unusual book and it has a deep message. It examines the roles of chaos and order in the world, with the author questioning the effects of trauma and hardship on characters. In so doing she attempts to answer the question: what do we do with an impossible situation, one that we cannot fix or change? With that in mind Mending the Moon pulls in issues such as loss through death, divorce, and Alzheimer's, contrasted with friendship, responsibility, love, forgiveness, and moving through grief. This leaves a lot of room for emotional content in the book and the author uses the space very well.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beth Lin on May 15, 2013
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This story is sad but written with beauty and tragedy. It combines various povs and mix inside this story is another story .
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