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Do the Blind Dream? shows Gifford at the height of his powers, navigating with ease the new, more fragmented imaginative landscape of morning-after America. Gifford seems to have anticipated themes that suddenly are recognizable everywhere: the fragility of identity; the power of coincidence; the illusion of a secure tomorrow.

In contrast to his often nightmarish, satirical, groundbreaking novels of the 1990s—Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango, and Night People among them—Do the Blind Dream? continues in the tender and deeply introspective vein revealed in two recent works: Gifford’s memoir The Phantom Father (named a New York Times Notable Book), and the award-winning novella Wyoming. From the intimate, stylistically daring examination of the darkest secrets in the history of an Italian family, to the terrible but often beautiful fears and discoveries of childhood, to the sardonic, desperate confusion of adult life, Do the Blind Dream? reveals an exceptionally versatile, highly tuned sensibility.


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Do the Blind Dream?
Ball Lightning
The Ciné
The Lost Tribe
Johnny Across
Forever After
Rosa Blanca
African Adventure Story
Havana Moon
Holiday From Women
Life Is Life This Sometimes
A Day's Worth of Beauty
The Petersen Fire

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Barry Gifford is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages. Gifford is considered by many to be among the greatest living American storytellers, one of those who can reveal, in his stories and novels, something we didn’t know that is happening in American hearts. His most recent prose works are Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels, Sad Stories of the Death of Kings, Imagining Paradise: New and Selected Poems, The Roy Stories, and Landscape With Traveler. Gifford lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
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"Gifford is one of those brave writers who go their own way, and challenge readers to follow."—Alan Ryan, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Barry Gifford is all the proof the world will ever need that a writer who listens with his heart is capable of telling anyone’s story."—Armistead Maupin, author of the Tales of the City series


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