These Dreams of You by Steve Erickson

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Erickson grasps the intimate and esoteric ways that the forces of society mold us, and this is an undeniably brave book.
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One November night in a canyon outside L.A., Zan Nordhoc-a failed novelist turned pirate radio DJ-sits before the television with his small, adopted black daughter, watching the election of his country's first black president. In the nova of this historic moment, with an economic recession threatening their home, Zan, his wife and their son set out to solve the enigma of the little girl's life. When they find themselves scattered and strewn across two continents, a mysterious stranger with a secret appears, who sends the story spiraling forty years into the past.

 

About Steve Erickson

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About the AuthorSteve Erickson is the author of eight previous novels and two books about American politics and popular culture that have been published in ten languages. His work has appeared in publications such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times Magazine. He is currently the film critic for Los Angeles Magazine and the editor of the literary journal Black Clock, which is published by CalArts. He lives with his family near Los Angeles.
 
Published January 31, 2012 by Europa Editions. 313 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
Reviewed by Leah Hager Cohen on Feb 03 2012

In the end, Erickson’s seemingly fractured novel turns out to be something else — the novel as fractal, a series of endless, astounding tessellations.

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Reviewed by August Brown on Mar 23 2012

Erickson grasps the intimate and esoteric ways that the forces of society mold us, and this is an undeniably brave book.

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