Moontan was first
launched at the Wellington Fringe Festival in New Zealand in 1994, and subsequently in
Australia at the Warana Writer's Festival in Brisbane. The
book has recently been made into a
motion picture staring Annette Devick from Canada and Mark Hudson from
Alan Clay's first novel, tells the story of the relationship between
two clowns, Moontan and Crystal, as they become involved in an occupation of an old
theatre which is threatened with demolition in Auckland, New Zealand.
"This novel, which describes the
occupation of the Civic Theatre by a collective of artists is simple but well-told. This
book is enjoyable, the characters are few but convincingly portrayed, and the city of
Auckland and the Civic Theatre itself are sketched in with a deft touch."
Why not also check out Dance Sisters, Alan's second novel, which is
also available as an e-book in MS Reader format.