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Sweet Dream Baby

(2002)
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Sent to live in the humidity of rural Florida with his grandparents and his sixteen-year-old Aunt Delia for the summer, twelve-year-old Travis becomes absorbed in the closed ways of small-town life. Captivated by Delia, Travis watches her attempt to find a place for herself in the socially stunted, gossip-driven town. Delia's secrets go beyond what Travis can understand, but he believes that he alone can save her--a belief that not only forces him to grow up fast, but one that builds to a dangerous and disturbing climax. In trying to free Delia from her past, Travis leads her into a shocking present and a most uncertain future.

In a work at once honest, chilling and compulsively addictive, author Sterling Watson has created a time and place where rock 'n' roll hums from AM radios, steam rises from a secluded riverbed and violent summer storms threaten the peace of silent nights. Watson's characters are brought vividly to life through Travis's touching, powerful and intensely personal voice. A dark and evocative coming of age tale, Sweet Dream Baby begins steeped in innocence and ends in a dramatically different place.

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"Sweet Dream Baby is a beautiful book. Sterling Watson is surehanded and telling in a story that is elegiac as it is gripping." - Michael Connelly

"One of the finest novels I've read in years... Months after reading it, it haunts me still." - Dennis Lehane

"I can't remember a book that sneaked up and grabbed me the way Sweet Dream Baby did. It's a real shocker by a very good writer." - Elmore Leonard



Hardback Editions

October 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sweet Dream Baby
Author(s): Sterling Watson
ISBN: 1-4022-0017-X / 978-1-4022-0017-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sweet Dream Baby
Author(s): Sterling Watson
ISBN: 1-4022-0148-6 / 978-1-4022-0148-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sweet Dream Baby
Author(s): Sterling Watson
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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