A young bookkeeper in upstate New York, Sigrid Lindo is painfully aware thaqt her life has narrowed down to working a dull job and caring for her widowed mother, when she steps out on Tappan Down to hear the moon's velvet voice asking her to be his wife. It is a seduction Siggy will resist with all the stoic reason and practicality she has learned from her beloved father. But the mooon's gift of glamour is powerful and beyond her control./
Siggy subjects herself to psychiatric tests to discover the cuase of the sudden erotic awakening that has begun to color her everyday life. In a Manhattan clinic, a small brain anomaly is discovered. But the moon will not be denied. Determined to convince her of his reality, the man-in-the-moon takes up residence in the body of Daniel Schel, a handsome young poet with a dark and bloody past who becomes the moon-in-the-man.