After an interlude of way too many years, one of this country's most remarkable novelists makes this welcome Elliott Bay return. Steve Erickson is the author of Rubicon Beach, Arc d'X, Tours of the Black Clock, Our Ecstatic Days—compelling, searing works of voice and vision. His 2007 novel, Zeroville, struck many as an apt novel for trying to reckon a country that had had seven years of the Bush presidency. He is here this evening with his newest, These Dreams of You (Europa Editions). Starting with Election Night 2008 in southern California—and then ranging from 1960s London and 1970s to Berlin, to California—and Ethiopia—this book looks at family, belonging, fate, and destiny marvelously and imaginatively. "Beautiful, elegiac ... threads and characters serendipitously stumble through a missing-link chain of coincidences, with mazes and labyrinths both real and imagined ..." – Kirkus Reviews. "A striking piece of work, fast-moving and far-reaching." – Don DeLillo.
Event date: 
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
98122 Seattle
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ISBN: 9781609450632
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - January 31st, 2012