Scribner Book Company, 9780684854434, 240pp.
Publication Date: February 2, 1999
Praise For Dreamer…
The New York Times Book Review
It's a joy to read fiction in which there is a cultivated vision at work...the greatest victory of Dreamer is the light it shines on the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Boston Globe
With compelling profundity and power Johnson takes us to a time, one within living memory, when a "dreamer" among us saw love as our redemptive principle and strongest weapon before he "died for our collective racial sins."
San Francisco Chronicle
With his novelist's instinct, [Johnson] grips us immediately with a stunning doppelgänger theme.
A deep look at the last two crisis years in the life of [King]...Johnson is an ambitious writer who is not satisfied with merely creating...passages of imagined thinking, however powerfully rendered.
The Seattle Times
Masterfully rendered set piece...writing so assured and compelling...even when you already know the ending.