Dreamland Cover


By Kevin Baker

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060852726, 657pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2006


A literary tour de force, a magnificent chronicle of a remarkable era and a place of dreams

In a stunning work of imagination and memory, author Kevin Baker brings to mesmerizing life a vibrant, colorful, thrilling, and dangerous New York City in the earliest years of the twentieth century. A novel breathtaking in its scope and ambition, it is the epic saga of newcomers drawn to the promise of America gangsters and laborers, hucksters and politicians, radicals, reformers, murderers, and sideshow oddities whose stories of love, revenge, and tragedy interweave and shine in the artificial electric dazzle of a wondrous place called Dreamland.