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Dreaming Home

Dreaming Home

Current price: $16.95
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
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A queer coming-of-age--and coming-to-terms--follows the after-effects of betrayal and poignantly explores the ways we search for home.

When a sister's casual act of betrayal awakens their father's demons--ones spawned by his time in Vietnamese POW camps--the effects of the ensuing violence against her brother ripple out over the course of forty years, from Lubbock, to San Francisco, to Fort Lauderdale. Swept up in this arc, the members of this family and their loved ones tell their tales. A queer coming-of-age, and coming-to-terms, and a poignant exploration of all the ways we search for home, Dreaming Home is the unforgettable story of the fragmenting of an American family.

About the Author

Lucian Childs is a fiction writer, a Peter Taylor Fellow for Nancy Zafris at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, a recipient of the Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Project Award and a finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Short Story Award. He has been an artist-in-residence at Byrdcliffe Art Colony and at Artscape Gibraltar Point. Lucian is a co-editor of 2017 Lambda Literary finalist, Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Grain, The Puritan, Quiddity and Prairie Fire, among others. Lucian currently lives in Toronto.