When the Moon was White is Jeff’s first novel since Bachelor Butterflies, which garnered the following reviews:
‘A strangely compelling narrative’ – The Sunday Times.
‘An atmosphere of anomie with a dash of hope’ – John Hegley, poet.
‘Wonderfully written… It held and intrigued me' – Tony Peake, novelist.
When the Moon was White is set in the sixties, the decade of the Space Race. In the story, which is serious at its core but whimsical in its prose, three people meet while working at the Moon Centre in a laid-back American town. When they realise that the Centre has become a cover for their boss’s plan to use a rocket to spread paint over a giant moon crater, they find themselves reacting to the plan, and to each other, in their distinct ways.
Jeff is American and has lived in London since 1990 with his South African wife.