The Age of Dreaming

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Akashic Books, Ltd.
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5.59 X 8.22 X 1.03 inches | 0.76 pounds

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About the Author
Nina Revoyr was born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and a Polish-American father, and grew up in Japan, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. She is the author of two previous novels, The Necessary Hunger and Southland, which was a BookSense 76 pick and won the Ferro Grumley and Lambda Literary Awards.
Reminiscent of Paul Auster's The Book of Illusions in its concoction of spurious Hollywood history and its star's filmography, but Revoyr is a more ingenuous writer than Auster, if not as daring and spectacular.-- "San Francisco Chronicle"
Fast-moving, riveting, unpredictable, and profound; highly recommended.-- "Library Journal"
Revoyr conveys in a lucid, precise and period appropriate prose . . . a pulse-quickening, deliciously ironic serving of Hollywood noir.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
It's an enormously satisfying novel.-- "Publishers Weekly"
With Nabokov-worthy sentences, characters so real our hearts begin to beat with theirs, and a story as deeply mysterious and riveting as any the Hollywood it conjures up could have created, The Age of Dreaming is a masterpiece of the sort that doesn't just seduce the reader--it leaves you transformed. Possessed of stunning vision and an elegance all her own, Nina Revoyr deserves to be counted among the top ranks of novelists at work today. Film lovers--and lovers of literature--will willingly lose themselves in this haunting, heartfelt epic of race, genius, passion, memory, and a Hollywood few have ever seen before.--Jerry Stahl, author of I, Fatty and Permanent Midnight