The Dreaming Girl

The Dreaming Girl

by Roberta Allen
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Dreaming Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Roberta Allen's poetic narrative draws the reader into the dream that is fiction. With vivid, terse descriptions, she takes us to Belize and into the brief affair between two travelers (referred to as the girl and the German). For example, about the German in the beginning of the affair, Ms. Allen writes: 'When he looks at her, he thinks of a necklace breaking. He thinks of beads spilling, rolling, scattering in all directions. He tries to gather her together with his eyes.' And about the girl, Ms. Allen writes: 'She feels as though she knows him, but she only knows her dream. If she didn't have her dream of the German, she would lose herself: she would be like water in his hands.' As the affair unfolds, Ms. Allen explores the boundaries not only between these two travelers, but also the boundaries between individuals, those between people and nature, and those between reality and illusion. How do we and can we transcend the solitary being that we all are? The Dreaming Girl is beautiful, unique, and in its quietness powerful.