The Rules of Dreaming by Bruce Hartman

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An exciting, original take on the literary mystery genre.


One of Kirkus Reviews "Top 100" Indie Books of 2013
A beautiful graduate student suspects that her psychiatrist is ruled by the fantasies of a poet who's been dead for two hundred years...
A mental patient with no musical training sits down at the piano and plays a fiendishly difficult piece of classical music...
A young doctor's life spins out of control as he falls under the spell of three irresistible women...
Art and illusion.  Deception and delusion.  Sex, evil and death.

"A mind-bending marriage of ambitious literary theory and classic murder mystery... In this intricately plotted novel, Hartman spins the familiar trappings of gothic mystery together with a fresh postmodern sensibility, producing a story that's as rich and satisfying as it is difficult to categorize.... As Hartman skillfully blurs the lines between fiction and reality, the book becomes a profound meditation on art, identity and their messy spheres of influence... A exciting, original take on the literary mystery genre."  --- Kirkus Reviews

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About Bruce Hartman

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Bruce Hartman has worked as a pianist, music teacher, bookseller and attorney and has been writing fiction for many years. His first novel, Perfectly Healthy Man Drops Dead, won the Salvo Press Mystery Novel Award and was published by Salvo Press in 2008.
Published May 19, 2013 by Swallow Tail Press. 300 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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on May 28 2013

An exciting, original take on the literary mystery genre.

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