In Hunts in Dreams – a follow-up to his acclaimed debut The End of Vandalism – Tom Drury returns to the Midwest to spend a life-changing autumn weekend in the company of a family whose members all want something without knowing how to get it: for Charles (a.k.a. ‘Tiny’) it’s an heirloom shotgun; for his wife, Joan, the imaginative life she once knew; for their young son, Micah, a sense of the limits of his world (in search of which he prowls the empty streets at night); and for Joan’s daughter, Lyris, a stable base from which to begin to grow up.
Original but never showy, full of heart yet not sentimental, and funny in ways that call for a new adjective, Hunts in Dreams is a remarkable, entirely delightful novel from a modern master.
Tom Drury's fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's and in Granta magazine, where he was chosen as a 'Best Young American Novelist' in 1996. As well as The End of Vandalism, he is the author of Hunts in Dreams, Pacific, The Driftless Area (now a major motion picture) and The Black Brook. He currently lives in New York City.