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A New York woman helps an overly optimistic friend pursue her secret crush on the West Coast, embarking on a picaresque, funny and touching trip that will spiral into chaos.
The year is 2005. The Congress has just approved the war in Iraq and many New Yorkers are fed up with the American Dream and thinking of fleeing the country. Kitty Roman is one of them. She is disenchanted with the superficiality of the news industry in which she works, and in love she suffers from the malaise of her generation, the fear of landing and settling down. She packs to return to her native Europe, yet, a last minute chance encounter with an eccentric, overly optimistic artist, Desert Rose makes her embark impulsively on the trip of her lifetime -- to the West Coast. The accidental odd couple takes us on a fascinating and sometimes hilarious journey from New York, filled with intellectual and artistic elites, to Los Angeles with its complicated movie moguls and bohemian art community. Although they have different views about love, life, and the American Dream -- one still believes in its magic and one doesn't -- at the end of the road they both follow their true passion.
A gripping page turner in which self-irony and lucidity blend wonderfully with lyrical interludes, Dream Junkies offers the reader a deconstructed view of today's American Dream and an uplifting story of spiritual revival.
If you liked the groundbreaking novel "Fear of Flying" by Erica Jong, a mix of comedy and drama, of romance and ideas, then I hope you'll enjoy Dream Junkies.
Written in 2005-2006, Dream Junkies is about two love stories on the backdrop of a decaying American Dream, and it foreshadowed the financial meltdown of 2008, before the OWS movement brought certain issues to the forefront of American public speech. This is why Dream Junkies was first published in translation in Europe, where it waas a best seller.
Buchbeschreibung Smart Media New York, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0615748392
Buchbeschreibung Smart Media New York, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. second us edition edition. 348 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.87 inches. In Stock. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk0615748392
Buchbeschreibung Smart Media New York, 2012. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 615748392