The Moondust Sonatas (Paperback)

Movement No. 1, a Hunters Moon

By Alan Osi

Smoke & Shadow Books, 9781943052028, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2015

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A drug that lets you see God. Imagine the possibilities... Percival, a young Brooklyn DJ, awakens from a night of debauchery with clear instructions on how to produce moondust. He discovers that this mysterious grey powder provides the ultimate high and gives users a glimpse of the divine. After months of quietly selling it to artists, however, Percival attracts deadly attention from a gang of drug dealers. Facing threats from all sides, he decides to go public with its secrets, although to do so he must risk his both his freedom and his life. The danger he faces pales in comparison to that caused by moondust. In a world that's a tinderbox of smoldering conflict, moondust could be the match that ignites a global cataclysm. An edge-of-your-seat thriller, Movement #1: A Hunter's Moon," the first volume of the The Moondust Sonatas takes readers on a wild ride through the underside of the city, the birth of a remarkable new drug, and an impending drug war-- while raising provocative questions about spirituality and what we're really craving.

About the Author

The son of a civil rights activist and founders of a leading management consulting firm, Alan Osi inherited an eye for the tension between society and the soul. Raised in Arlington, MA during Reagan's 1980s, his sensibilities were informed by his family's dedication to social change as pioneers of the new black experience.Osi attended high school within the ivy-covered walls of Concord Academy in Concord, MA before heading south to study psychology at Morehouse College in Atlanta. A seeker of experience and truth, he expanded his understanding of people and the world by travelling on the USS Universe Explorer with the Semester at Sea program, visiting nine countries around the world.Soon afterward, he went on to study creative writing at American University in Washington, D.C. Osi's astute understanding of character and place has been honed both in and outside of academia, having worked gigs ranging from assisting an expert glass blower in Brooklyn to pumping gas in the Pacific northwest and managing corporate customer relations behind a desk in Cleveland, OH.Osi has written for several papers and e-magazines, including The Real Deal, Submodern Fiction, and The Tilden House Review. The Moondust Sonatas is his debut novel. He is currently working on a sequel.