Dr. Daniel Hoffman is a young man just out of residency, now working in an inner-city hospital in New York City in 1999. As he contends with the usual panel of challenging patients, Daniel struggles to make sense of his life, one that includes the untimely death of his father, haunting nightmares that plague him nightly and pervasive memories of an ill-fated childhood journey to Argentina, the country of his birth.
Young Daniel is sent away by his mother to Buenos Aires in 1979 to convalesce with relatives after a complicated surgery. It is a month long trip in which Daniel stays with an odd assortment of characters that make up a part of his extended family. Daniel falls in love with and longs to be a part of this world he was born in.
As the story progresses, pulsing between present and past, the line between dream and reality begins to blur. Back in New York City, the young doctor searches for a way to hang on to the one thing that will help him learn to accept the past and move forward to the present. Through his encounters with patients and colleagues Dr. Hoffman attempts to find solace and understanding, as young Daniel's journey unravels and descends into tragedy.
Beguiling Dreams is more than a story of remembrance and loss. It serves as a testimony to one man's unrelenting search for identity, balanced between two separate worlds.
Diego Hojraj was born in Buenos Aires.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters. Beguiling Dreams is his first book.
|Publisher:||Dog Ear Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|