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The Moon Butter Route

The Moon Butter Route, November 2005
by Max Yoho

Dancing Goat Press
Featuring: Wally Gant
194 pages
ISBN: 0970816049
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"Hilarious look at one Kansas boy's growing up during Prohibition."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Moon Butter Route
Max Yoho

Reviewed by Morgan Chilson
Posted February 6, 2006

Fiction

Wally Gant is a young boy in a southeast Kansas town. He watches in amazement the town's reaction to prohibition. As the adults wrestle with this problem (on the bookcover: "Still, as some wag said, 'Kansans will vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls.'"), Wally gets on with the issues pertinent to a boy.

Like making money. His first paying job is at Strang Dairy, and Wally is determined to be responsible. But, as he says at the ripe old age of 12, ". . . when my back was aching from washing Moon Butter utensils, I looked back on the happy, carefree days of my childhood."

Wally's dry wit and perspective show us through the travails of his new love, of digging an old Model T out of storage and "three acres" of chicken poop, of just being a boy.

THE MOON BUTTER ROUTE is a joy! Wally's 12-year-old perspective will take you back to your own childhood, in a way that leaves a funny ache in your stomach. Of course, that ache could just be from laughing so hard. Categorized humorous fiction, I wouldn't take a drink while reading, as you may choke through your laughter.

I admit, I probably wouldn't have picked this book up in the bookstore. (I have a leaning toward romance and murder mysteries.) But I would have missed something really special. Even if you're not curious about Wally's life, THE MOON BUTTER ROUTE is a reminder that we all need to laugh and remember the simpler times of our youth. I highly recommend you read it!

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SUMMARY

At Strang Dairy, 12-year-old Wally Gant's first paying job, he meets up with a bunch of moonshiners and bootleggers - some lovable and some not-so-lovable. In the Great American Tradition, Wally finds love and fortune in a part of the state that makes the rough Kansas cow towns seem like preschool.


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