Dreamer: A Novel

Dreamer: A Novel

by Charles Johnson
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Dreamer: A Novel by Charles Johnson

Set against the tensions of Civil Rights era America, Dreamer is a remarkable fictional excursion into the last two years of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, when the political and personal pressures on this country's most preeminent moral leader were the greatest. While in Chicago for his first northern campaign against poverty and inequality, King encounters Chaym Smith, whose startling physical resemblance to King wins him the job of official stand-in. Matthew Bishop, a civil rights worker and loyal follower of King, is given the task of training the smart and deeply cynical Smith for the job. In doing so, Bishop must face the issue of what makes one man great while another man can only stand in for greatness. Provocative, heartfelt, and masterfully rendered, Charles Johnson confirms yet again that he is one of the great treasures of modern American literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439125526
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 05/11/2010
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Charles Johnson is a novelist, essayist, literary scholar, philosopher, cartoonist, screenwriter, and professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. His fiction includes Dr. King’s Refrigerator, Dreamer, Faith and the Good Thing, and Middle Passage, for which he won the National Book Award. In 2002 he received the Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Seattle.

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Dreamer 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will be recommending this book fof our school library.
jdaly7 More than 1 year ago
The author did a great job on her book.  For her to get a 48 year old guy to have my emotions moved with this book, I must say that  I really and sincerely enjoyed it..  Towards the end, I found myself getting nervous and anxious while reading the exciting ending.   It took me back to my love of reading when I was in elementary and middle school.  It was funny towards the end as the main character, Rory, was described as a young Nancy Drew.  You see, I really enjoyed reading the Hardy Boy mystery books when I was younger - and Nancy Drew was another young detective that was connected to that series.  This book helped me to remember how much I enjoyed those books.   I highly recommend you take some time to read her book.  It was an easy read as I found it hard to put down. Top Notch effort!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dreamer, as a first novel was well written. Being a former MI resident the references were fun. I DID enjoy this book even though I'm not a teen. The characters were strong yet I found random names of new characters popping up with no explanation of who they were. Also, my recommendation to this new author is to have numerous people proof read for her as I found numerous typo's. All-in-all I see lots of potential in this authors writing and will look forward to hopefully more books in her future. ... and how fun for her students to know their teacher is a published author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Who is the leader here!?!" He demanded.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you know of a place where humans can hunt?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must find new territory for my new clan. She said leaving.