Everything You Dream is Real

Eleven years after a world war destroyed the consumer-driven, plastic-based existence of 2055, a new order of players jostles for power. Streaky electricity, ravaging drought, a scarcity of food and deadly Monarch butterflies makes for an increasingly desperate situation. In this imaginative sequel to The Rage Room (2020), Sharps Barkley returns after a bizarre series of encounters inside the Mainframe and is reunited with his former cohorts. At the same time, his mother reinvents herself and eventually emerges as the new leader of a dreamy nightmarish world. The genetically engineered OctoOne and her army face off against The Fountain of Youth compound ruled by an unstable plastic surgeon known as Alpha Plus and his deadly squad of mechanical cutting machines. Will world order ever be restored? A hilarious and likewise poignant novel, Everything You Dream is Real is filled with dark and delightful ironies, and the sobering realization that obsession with appearances, the soul-draining sex-trade, and the thirst for power hold sway in our own world every bit as much as in an imagined apocalyptic future.

AUTHOR

Lisa deNikolits

Born in South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy. She has lived and worked all over the world, and has art directed on magazines such as marie claire, Vogue, Vogue Living and Cosmopolitan. Her fiction has been published in the anthologies Stories from Our Black Book and Simply the Best. Her prize-winning poetry was published in The Boy from New Brunswick. Her first novel, Single Girls Go Mad Sooner, was published in 1995. She lives in Toronto.

Reviews

“Witty and elegant, dorky and weird: Everything You Dream Is Real is a fantastically riveting book, loaded with strange delights, scary caprices and an infinity of comic turns and twists.”
—Lynn Crosbie, author of Chicken and where did you sleep last night?

“Lisa de Nikolits’s Everything You Dream Is Real is aptly named: this novel reads like a delirious hallucination, but one with unmistakable immediacy. Come for the sci-fi and action-adventure; stay for the love story that lurks just below the surface.”
—Mark Sampson, author of All the Animals on Earth, The Slip, and Sad Peninsula

“This is one rollicking ride! In her stunning follow up to The Rage Room, Lisa de Nikolits punches the gas right from the starting line and never stops, taking us through a mindbending series of twists and turns that will leave you breathless.”
—Rich Ehisen, The Open Mic


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Eleven years after a world war destroyed the consumer-driven, plastic-based existence of 2055, a new order of players jostles for power. Streaky electricity, ravaging drought, a scarcity of food and deadly Monarch butterflies makes for an increasingly desperate situation. In this imaginative sequel to The Rage Room (2020), Sharps Barkley returns after a bizarre series of encounters inside the Mainframe and is reunited with his former cohorts. At the same time, his mother reinvents herself and eventually emerges as the new leader of a dreamy nightmarish world. The genetically engineered OctoOne and her army face off against The Fountain of Youth compound ruled by an unstable plastic surgeon known as Alpha Plus and his deadly squad of mechanical cutting machines. Will world order ever be restored? A hilarious and likewise poignant novel, Everything You Dream is Real is filled with dark and delightful ironies, and the sobering realization that obsession with appearances, the soul-draining sex-trade, and the thirst for power hold sway in our own world every bit as much as in an imagined apocalyptic future.

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Dimensions:

300 Pages
8.25in * 5.5in * 1in
1.1lb

Published:

October 18, 2022

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781771339308

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Dystopian

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