New novel by Eva Moon follows the wooden boy’s continuing adventures into human adulthood.
RICHMOND, WA, February 21, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Becoming real should have been Pinocchio’s happily ever after. But a deadly fight with a fascist officer in the wake of WWI forces him to flee his home in Italy. From tramp steamers to stifling sweatshops, from love to bitter heartbreak, he can’t outrun his puppet past. When his beloved papa, Geppetto, vanishes into a Germany newly in Hitler’s grip, he embarks on a perilous rescue mission. Pinocchio’s Guide to the End of the World is a fairy tale for adults that examines loyalty, love, and, ultimately, what it means to be human.
Author Eva Moon became fascinated with Pinocchio after undergoing a double mastectomy and total hysterectomy. “I struggled to accept this radically altered version of my body. Pinocchio also experienced a drastic physical change. His was wished for, but wishes are tricky. We ask so much of our bodies — to live up to impossible standards, to make us lovable, to reflect our ideal selves. Reality can kick you in the teeth. Did Pinocchio’s new reality live up to his expectations?”
Page count: 330 | $16.99 US paperback
Release date: 3/21/2023
Adult Historical Fantasy
Hi-res Book cover and author photos: https://evamoon.net/eva-moon-press-kit
Advance review quotes:
“Eva Moon manages to balance humor, adventure, and drama in Pinocchio’s Guide to the End of the World, and the warm humanity of her characters helps illuminate one of the darkest chapters of the 20th century.” — IndieReader
“Moon’s richly inventive debut novel proves as enchanting—and as darkly surprising—as the original fairy tale from which it takes inspiration. … Written with polish and playful power.” — BookLife Reviews, Editor’s Pick
About the author: Eva Moon is an author, humorist, songwriter, internationally produced playwright, award-winning, optioned screenwriter, and performer. She is a former blogger for the Huffington Post and a long-time arts activist. More at https://evamoon.net
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