WINNER of 2018 RED RIBBON AWARD (The Wishing Shelf Book Awards)
Can you ever escape the past? Kiran Wells, a mid-30's professional living on the West Coast, thought he was safe until an anonymous letter arrives from his hometown. Its only contents- an old newspaper clipping about a drowning twenty years earlier. Leaving career and friends behind, Kiran returns to the place of his youth to find the conjurer of his past.
Kiran is a quiet and shy teenager with a taste for alternative music growing up in a suburban northern town during the mid-80's. The arrival of two students, the confident and rebellious Marius and the naive, cloak-wearing Moony, awaken Kiran. On the eve of graduation, fate turns the volume off in Kiran's world and his memory fades to black.
Returning to his hometown, Kiran is forced to confront the demons that haunt him. His future depends on whatever hope he has left and the life or death decision he must ultimately make. Will he hear the music again?
The Boys Who Danced with the Moon is a coming of age tale of friendship, youth, and love.
You can learn more about the novel and future works by Mark Paul Oleksiw at www.markoleksiw.com.