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By Philip Graham

A dispatch from a international land, while crafted by way of an attentive and expert author, will be magical, transmitting excitement, drama, and seductive strangeness.

In The Moon, Come to Earth, Philip Graham bargains an improved variation of a favored sequence of dispatches initially released on McSweeney’s, an exuberant but introspective account of a year’s sojourn in Lisbon along with his spouse and daughter. Casting his attentive gaze on scenes as extensive as a citywide arts competition and as small as a unmarried paving stone in a cobbled stroll, Graham renders Lisbon from a viewpoint that varies among wide-eyed and understanding; notwithstanding he’s certainly now not a vacationer, even as he is familiar with he'll by no means be an area. So his lyrical bills demonstrate his struggles with (and love of) the Portuguese language, an ungainly assembly with Nobel laureate José Saramago, being trapped in a budding football insurrection, and his daughter’s demanding transition to formative years whereas attending a Portuguese school—but he additionally waxes loving approximately Portugal’s saudade-drenched track, its creative delicacies, and its brilliant literary tradition. and during his funny, self-deprecating, and wistful explorations, we come to grasp Graham himself, and his spouse and daughter, in order that whilst an unforeseen problem hits his relations, we can’t aid yet pain along them.

A considerate, finely wrought occasion of the moment-to-moment pleasure of diving deep into one other tradition and confronting one’s mystery selves, The Moon, Come to Earth is literary trip writing of an extraordinary intimacy and immediacy.

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