American Dream

American Dream

by J. J. Brown


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New contemporary fiction, American Dream is a portrait of an atypical New York family. The novel explores ties between emotional illness and the healing power of art.

A young artist with depression faces eviction from his city apartment, unable to afford rent or mental health care. He suddenly finds himself in line to inherit the family castle. But can he claim it?

Illustrating his first animation film, the artist struggles to pull his life back together and reconnect with his son.

The artist's older sister schemes to exclude him from inheritance because of his mental state. His creative spirit defies ownership and redefines an American dream.

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ISBN-13: 9780989385305
Publisher: JJBrown Author
Publication date: 05/05/2013
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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American Dream: The Houses at Sagaponac 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
nebulalights More than 1 year ago
American Dream tells the multigenerational story of the Marcello family in New York. Daniel Marcello, an artist struggling with clinical depression and poverty, finds himself in line to inherit a family castle. His older sister Janet however, intends to exclude him from inheritance due to his mental condition. Facing eviction and unable to afford basic necessities, including mental health care, Daniel must act immediately. In undertaking the journey to resolution the novel unfolds to confront every fear, doubt, insecurity, dream, and past memory in battling depression. What must be done when the dream becomes a nightmare? Every single page in this book is a revelation. Every character introduced plays a crucial role to the plot and symbolically represents an emotion or stage in overcoming the struggle. A sweeping tale from the beginning to its conclusion, this tale inexorably examines how the internal world we keep private affects the external world that everyone sees. Inevitably, you'll find yourself seeking to redefine the term American dream. At some point, most people have experienced, or have known someone who has dealt with depression, this is their book. Prepare to be enraptured. With American Dream JJ Brown delivers another expertly crafted work of realistic fiction.