Synopses & Reviews
"Don't the Moon Look Lonesome is a fresh vision, one that dares to take risks in the name of truth: a novel that brims over with engaging characters and observations of contemporary American life that are so insightful they break the spell of racial ideologies and agitprop fiction that have for too long distorted our understanding of what black (and American) literature can be. It is a novel that we need as we enter the twenty-first century, a stern and rich and correcting vision that will help us, one and all, to create a more humane America." Charles Johnson
"Sometimes a bad novel is a gift. This is particularly evident when that novel is written by a writer as ambitious as Stanley Crouch. Here is a book with much to say about three of our culture's most important social and literary themes--race, art, and love; and, when one has sifted through the bombast and the clumsiness to the truisms that lurk at the heart of this big book..., one does see what is wrong with American society in general and with American literature in particular." Dale Peck (Click here to read the entire New Republic review)
From one of America's most iconoclastic and brilliant social critics comes an unforgettable first novel that tells the story of a seven-year interracial romance.
About the Author
Stanley Crouch has been a contributing editor to The New Republic, is an editorial columnist for the New York Daily News, and is a frequent panelist on television and radio talk shows. He is the author of Always in Pursuit, The All-American Skin Game (which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award), and Notes of a Hanging Judge. For years a staff writer for the Village Voice, he is artistic consultant to jazz at Lincoln Center. A recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, Crouch lives in New York City. Don't the Moon Look Lonesome is his first novel.