The Age of Dreaming

The Age of Dreaming

by Nina Revoyr

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The Age of Dreaming by Nina Revoyr

The Age of Dreaming is a masterpiece of the sort that doesn’t just seduce the reader—it leaves you transformed. Nina Revoyr deserves to be counted among the top ranks of novelists at work today.”—Jerry Stahl, author of I, Fatty

“This is a riveting, wise, and gorgeous novel.”—Mary Yukari Waters

“Brilliant and original. . . . The carefully restrained voice of its narrator recalls Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day.”—Alison Lurie, Pulitzer Prize winner

Jun Nakayama was a silent film star in the early days of Hollywood, but by 1964, he is living in complete obscurity—until a young writer, Nick Bellinger, reveals that he has written a screenplay with Nakayama in mind. Jun is intrigued by the possibility of returning to movies, but he begins to worry that someone might delve too deeply into the past and uncover the events that led to the abrupt end of his career in 1922. These events include the changing racial tides in California and the unsolved murder of his favorite director, Ashley Bennett Tyler.

The Age of Dreaming is part historical novel, part mystery, and part unrequited love story.

Nina Revoyr was born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and a Polish-American father, and grew up in Japan, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. She is the author of two previous novels, The Necessary Hunger and Southland, which was a Book Sense 76 pick, winner of the Ferro-Grumley and Lambda Literary awards, a finalist for an Edgar Award, and one of the Los Angeles Times’ “Best Books of 2003.” She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936070176
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 330
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Nina Revoyr was born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and a Polish-American father, and grew up in Japan, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. She is the author of two previous novels, The Necessary Hunger and Southland, which was a BookSense 76 pick and won the Ferro Grumley and Lambda Literary Awards.

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The Age of Dreaming 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
books4gail More than 1 year ago
I came to this through Lisa See's recommendation on B&N Review who said both her mother and father, with very different tastes liked this. Lovely writing--very reserved to match the main character, interesting time periods,and history. I learned much about the treatment of the Japanese in America in the early 20th century.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read a lot. And I can honestly say that this is one of the best books I have ever read. The writing style is excellent and the characters - especially the narrator - are well drawn and involving. I came upon this book in B&N - having never heard of it - and once I started it I could not put it down. I do not know why this author is not more well known - she certainly deserves accolades
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was deeply engrossed in this book and never wanted it to end. It's beautifully written and a great story.
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