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Standard Dreaming

(1972)
A Novella by

 
 
A unique novel of parents and children - and the spaces between them

Dr. Niels Berners - a Swiss plastic surgeon living in New York - is struggling to recover from his dysfunctional son's abandonment of him. He joins a group of four other parents, all with absent children either in jail or in jeopardy, to discuss their feelings and seek a sense of community, comfort, and closure.

Hortense Calisher artfully strings together tales of healing, brilliantly tracing the shadow of the generational gap. With compassion and precision, she paints the bruised egos of concerned parents confronting very empty nests.

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Hardback Editions

1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: Standard Dreaming
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 0-87795-043-1 / 978-0-87795-043-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arbor House
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Paperback Editions

September 1983 : USA Paperback

Title: Standard Dreaming
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 0-87795-556-5 / 978-0-87795-556-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Standard Dreaming: A Novella
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Open Road Media
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