Pizza Pie and Politics: How Mitchell Moon Lost His Childhood
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
The engaging, fun-loving, and endearing Mitchell Moon must grow up. Growing up means making sound decisions, but how can he make a decent decision when he doesn’t know what he wants or where life is taking him? The solution is to take the path of least resistance, and that means deciding to return to his job at a local pizza restaurant in his Michigan hometown and to party with his lifelong friends Charlie, Neil, and Mandy for three months after receiving his baccalaureate degree in political science. Things become complicated after he meets Ilo Velasquez and Ted Dreisbach. Dreisbach, a young charismatic Chicago politician who is destined for success, offers Mitch a job that could lead to a brilliant career and a shot at the American Dream. But his pursuit of Ilo, who pursues him back whenever it’s convenient, and the comfort of his friends, who are slipping away while he chases Ilo, could make him stay unchanged and eventually isolated in his childhood town.
Politics, Fiction, College Graduate, Michigan
Fiction | Law and Politics | Modern Literature
Citation for published book
Place, Troy. Pizza Pie and Politics: How Mitchell Moon Lost His Childhood. Baltimore [Maryland]: PublishAmerica, 2007.
Place, Troy, "Pizza Pie and Politics: How Mitchell Moon Lost His Childhood" (2007). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 197.