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Subject: General Fiction

The Moon Represents My Heart

Pim Wangtechawat

‘A beautiful exploration of family, love and loss across the generations. Fresh, fun… I didn’t want it to end.’ Gemma Chan

The biggest debut of the summer, soon to be a major Netflix series.

Joshua and Lily know it from the moment they set eyes on one another: here is someone who shares their gift. Here is another time traveller. 

Over the years they grow more adventurous, taking ever greater risks even after their twins, Tommy and Eva, are born. One day they depart and never return, and the children are left to deal with their grief alone.

Tommy takes refuge in the past, but when he falls in love with a woman from a different era, his fragile ties to the present day look set to disappear forever. 

Heartfelt and hopeful, weaving through decades and across continents in incredible prose, The Moon Represents My Heart is an unforgettable debut about the bond between one extraordinary family, and the strength it takes to move forward. 


  • Publication date: June 1, 2023
  • ISBN: 9780861544684
  • RRP: £16.99
  • Pages: 384


'I fell in love with this book and the Wang family from the very first page. A beautiful exploration of family, love and loss across the generations, it gives a fresh, fun spin on the time travel genre combined with a heartrending immigrant story. I didn’t want it to end. Pim has a unique voice.'

Gemma Chan

'Poetic, beautiful, and moving, The Moon Represents My Heart is unforgettable.'

Louise O'Neill, author of Idol

'As propulsive as it is moving, The Moon Represents My Heart is an enchanting tale of family and heartbreak.'

Jing-Jing Lee, author of How We Disappeared

'Masterfully plotted, poetic, and captivating, The Moon Represents My Heart establishes Pim Wangtechawat as a rising star from South-East Asia's rich literary heritage.'

Nguyen Phan Que Mai, author of The Mountains Sing

'In The Moon Represents My Heart, Pim Wangtechawat paints an emotional and panoramic portrait of a family as united by their gift as they are tested by it. Intimate, tender and imaginative, this novel takes the reader on a time-traveling adventure while imparting the wisdom of how cherished and truly priceless time is.'

Katherine J. Chen, author of Joan

'The Moon Represents My Heart... was an immediately compelling, unusual story with a totally fresh voice – a fascinating story of love and time travel, full of mystery and heart.’

Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne

‘An extraordinary debut. Pim Wangtechawat creates a magical tale of love, loss and yearning, full of poetic prose and powerful insight. This novel breaks your heart yet gives you hope - and it features the best Bruce Lee cameo in contemporary fiction!’

D.V. Bishop, author Ritual of Fire

'An utterly mesmerising and poetic debut filled with characters that feel like family, that shatters your heart and pieces it back together beautifully. The Moon Represents My Heart is truly an exceptional piece of literature.'

Elvin James Mensah, author of Small Joys

Pim Wangtechawat

Pim Wangtechawat is a Thai-Chinese writer from Bangkok with a Masters in Creative Writing from Edinburgh Napier University. Her short stories, poems, and articles have been published in various magazines and journals such as The Mekong Review, The Nikkei Asian Review, and YesPoetry. The Moon Represents My Heart is her first novel.

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