MFA Creative Writing Program

These Dreams of You

These Dreams of You 
by Steve Erickson


This month marks the release of faculty member Steve Erickson's ninth novel, These Dreams of You (Europa Editions, 2012). In conjunction with the release, Steve will be participating in several events in the Los Angeles area, which include readings at the LA Public Library and Skylight bookstore. These Dreams of You was recently reviewed by Leah Hager Cohen for the New York Times Sunday Book Review, and last week Steve spoke with Michael Silverblatt on KCRW's Bookworm


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. 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 a little girl whose body is a radio, broadcasting a future rhythm & blues that circles the sphere of time. Scattered across two continents, the family meets a mysterious stranger with a secret who sends the story spiraling forty years into the past, from '60s London to '70s Berlin, from the ground zero of civilization to a New World mid-air in its leap of imagination.

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