Steve Erickson's fiction delivers dreamlike narratives where history, pop culture and the stories of his characters are woven together in tight webs of circular points of reference that create in the reader a deja vu induced reading experience that is as rewarding as it is unsettling. "These Dreams of You" is the perfect novel to read in this election year. With plot threads that venture from Obama's historic election to Robert Kennedy's last years all the while following the story of a young adopted Ethiopian girl who has an almost mystical connection to the music of David Bowie, the author is clearly tackling the politics in this book from every angle of our culture.
— From Robert
At once immediate and epic, funny and devastating, this new novel by the author of Shadowbahn
is a transcendent dispatch from the intersection of art and politics, passion and memory.
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, Barack Obama.
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.
Sweeping from 1960s London and '70s Berlin to 21st Century California, and the beginning of civilization-Ethiopia, These Dreams of You
chronicles not only a family struggling to salvage its bonds but a twelve-year-old boy readying himself for what the years to come hold.