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Moon in Full

2023 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award Finalist

2023 Maine Literary Award Finalist

2023 IPPY Award Bronze Medal - LGBTQ Non-fiction


Moon in Full, a contemporary coming-of-age story, shines light on one young man’s search for truth and compassion in a complicated era as it unwinds the deep-seated challenges we all face finding our authentic voice and true identities. Author Marpheen Chann’s heart-warming journey weaves through housing projects and foster homes; into houses of worship and across college campuses; and playing out in working-class Maine where he struggles to find his place. Adopted into in a majority white community, Chann must reconcile his fears and secret longings as a young gay man with the devoutly religious beliefs of his new family. Chann, a second-generation Asian American, recounts what he has learned, what he has lost, and what he has found during his evolution from a hungry refugee’s son to religious youth to advocate for acceptance and equality.

Moon in Full

  • Written by Marpheen Chann

    Binding: Softcover

    Pages: 256

    Genre: Nonfiction | Memoir

    Ages: All

    ISBN: 978-1-952143-35-9

    Publication Date: June 2022

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x .67

    Shipping Weight: 0.6 lbs.