The Man Who Remembered the Moon

A mesmerizing novella about perception and longing...

He says it's gone. They say it never existed. Daniel Hale is The Man Who Remembered the Moon.

"Thoroughly satisfying." - The Globe and Mail

"A superb story... an ongoing series of surprising revelations/suppositions — surprising, yet satisfying within the rollercoaster logic of its world." - Matthew Sharpe, author of The Sleeping Father, You Were Wrong, and Jamestown

Print edition includes the bonus hidden track The One About the Ballard Fanatic.

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When the moon disappears, Daniel Hale is shocked to find that he’s the only person who remembers it. He is quickly committed. As he struggles to comprehend what might have happened to the moon - and to himself - only his doctor, the tenacious Marvin Pallister, holds out hope that Daniel might be cured of his delusion - now dubbed Hale-Pallister’s Lunacy.

A virtuoso vanishing act, a puzzle in die-cut pieces, and an unexpected meditation on loss. The Man Who Remembered the Moon is a cerebral, witty novella, baffling, enigmatic and haunting.

Print edition includes the bonus hidden track The One About the Ballard Fanatic. From the review at Literary Relish:

"In a mere handful of pages Hull creates an atmosphere of tension to rival the greatest short story writers out there. Sat in a bar one night, our protagonist meets a curious character; a J G Ballard aficionado. Intrigued, he accepts an invitation to go to his flat to see some of his memorabilia, only to discover that things aren’t quite as ordinary as they might seem…"


Thoroughly satisfying. A great start as one of the first books from a new small press in Toronto.

Jade Colbert at Globe and Mail

One of the best plot twists I have recently read... “The Man Who Remembered the Moon” is a brilliant novella from a promising new author.

Ventsi Dimitrov at Codices - Sofia, Bulgaria

An engrossing, fascinating tale... It’s a long time since I’ve enjoyed a new piece of writing so much.

Kaggsy at Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings

Enthralling... Although a short book, The Man Who Remembered the Moon is a huge story. Captivating, surprising, intense – and with a brilliant finale – it can never be less than memorable. And impressive in all of its aspects. *****

Carla Ribeiro at Goodreads

This was a near perfect short story. I was captivated from the first page, and stayed that way throughout. Didn't even stop to refill my coffee. Experimental in the best sense, and original completely. 5/5

Daphne at Goodreads

The quintessence of science fiction. ...The Man Who Remembered The Moon is an exquisite piece of short social science fiction [that] opens with a bang, and takes the reader through many stages of frustration and insanity. 5/5

Victor Alyn Davis at Mediascover

Fascinating and very readable study of how the human mind works to develop and justify people's own realities. Kudos to the author for a well written, engaging story. *****

J Chambers (Hall of Fame | Top 10 Reviewer) at

Funny and insightful, The Man Who Remembered the Moon harks back to the classic short story genre, complete with an O. Henry twist. I loved it. *****

C.R. Hurst (Top 500) at

This book was beautifully written, and though it had little flaws it was powerful and riveting. 4/5

Cassidy Wang at The Readers Hollow
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David Hull

David Hull's work has appeared in The Walrus, The National Post, and many other venues. He lives in Toronto.

Publication details
Sep 27 2015
72 pages/16,000 words
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ISBN digital
129mm x 195mm. Printed in Canada by Coach House Printing on FSC 70lb natural paper.

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