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Professor’s First Novel, Black Moon, Releases March 4, Receives Positive Reviews

March 3, 2014

Lasell Professor Kenneth Calhoun's first novel, Black Moon, about a dystopian society fueled by insomnia, will hit bookstores this week.

The novel has already received glowing reviews from the likes of Publisher's Weekly and other national media outlets, including Real Simple magazine, which named it as a top read for spring.

A release party for Black Moon will be held at Newtonville Books on Langley Road in Newton at 7 pm March 5. The event is open to the public.

At the event, Calhoun plans to speak about the book, participate in a question and answer session and sign copies of his novel.

Published by Hogarth - a division of Crown - Random House - the novel follows Biggs who lives in a world where everyone he knows, including his wife, suffers from insomnia.

Publishers Weekly says Calhoun "presents one of the most terrifying disaster scenarios of all time; perhaps because it's entirely plausible."

The book has also been selected by Barnes and Noble for its Discover Great New Writers Series, which places Black Moon in a prominent and highlighted section of in those bookstores throughout the spring.

Calhoun has had stories published in The Paris Review, Tin House, and the 2011 Pen/O. Henry Prize Collection, among others. He lives in Boston and is a graphic design professor at Lasell.

 

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