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Dream Children

A collection of stories by

"Compelling, beautiful. . .Miraculous. . . Astonishing. . . So deeply satisfying, as to be breathtaking."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
In fifteen extraordinary and lyrical short stories, esteemed novelist Gail Godwin has created worlds in which we discover ourselves as lovers, mothers, wives, and friends.
Carefully, delicately, Ms. Godwin peels back the layers of defense and reveals women who search for meaning and connection in a world of abstraction and isolation. In "Dream Children," a reckless young wife finds herself unable to separate from the child she has lost; in "My Love, His Summer Vacation," the mistress of a married man so closely follows his every action that she has no life of her own; and in "Indulgences," a woman makes a list of her lovers, only to wonder if she can love.
A keen observer of both heart and mind, Ms. Godwin has conjured up a stunning collection of stories that strike at the center of our lives.
"In Dream Children, Gail Godwin shows her capabilities as a clear-seeing uncoverer of thought. . . . What she knows about the workings of the human mind as it deals with grand tragedies, tiny sorrows, she knows with conviction."
--The Christian Science Monitor
"The work of a writer who is moving confidently to the forefront of contemporary American fiction."
--The Miami Herald
"The stories are all. . . detailed with expertise and frosted with elegance."
--Kirkus Reviews

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 1977 : UK Hardback

Title: Dream Children
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-575-02212-4 / 978-0-575-02212-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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February 1976 : USA Hardback

Title: Dream children: Stories
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-394-47894-0 / 978-0-394-47894-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

July 1996 : USA Paperback

Title: Dream Children: Stories
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-345-38992-1 / 978-0-345-38992-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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December 1987 : USA Paperback

Title: Dream Children
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 0-380-62406-0 / 978-0-380-62406-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Audio Editions

June 1987 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Dream Children
Author(s): Gail Godwin
ISBN: 1-55644-159-2 / 978-1-55644-159-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amer Audio Prose Library Inc
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