Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781481850063, 312pp.
Publication Date: January 12, 2013
Things are looking great for Greg Donner, a Chicago freelance writer. He's got a terrific project, and he's met the woman of his dreams -- literally, his dreams (though they're rather odd ones). But then, one night, he falls asleep and awakes . . . to the beginning of a nightmare he just can't seem to wake up from. . . . Ishmael, the book I'm best known for, was the product of a twelve-year struggle. The book right here, Dreamer, was written during the ninth year of that struggle -- more or less to prove to myself that I really WAS a writer. Dreamer's not Ishmael, of course (nothing will ever be Ishmael), but it IS a novel, and reading it with fresh eyes -- as something written by a stranger -- published and forgotten long, long ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's a damn good one.
About the Author
I'm the author of six novels, three works of nonfiction, and a short story collection. The best known of these is the novel Ishmael, a million-copy seller in some 25 languages, used in classrooms from midschool to graduate school all over the world in courses as varied as philosophy, geography, history, religion, biology, anthropology, political science, economics, and sociology. Among other things, I founded the Stateville Penitentiary Writers' Workshop in 1969, and served on the Board of Listeners of the World Uranium Hearing, Salzburg, Austria, convened in 1992 to hear testimony of victims of uranium mining, nuclear waste disposal, and nuclear power disasters around the world. I've addressed students and faculty at dozens of high schools, colleges, and universities all over the U.S.