The Hambledown Dream

The Hambledown Dream

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"The Hambledown Dream features beautiful writing, a bit of magic, a touch of music, compelling characters, and the passion of two souls reaching for one another across the burden of distance and impossibility. I was both absorbed by the novel, by its lyrical prose that reads like a song, and moved by the storyline of a man whose love is so strong, even death cannot stop it. The Hambledown Dream is at times gritty, but it's real and life affirming, filled with poignant longing. It's an emotional book that pulls you in by the heartstrings."--Carolina Valdez Miller, author Australian Denny Banister had it all; a successful career, a passion for the guitar, and Sonya - the love of his life. Tragically, Denny is struck down with inoperable cancer. Andy DeVries has almost nothing; alienated from his family, moving through a dangerous Chicago underworld dealing in drugs, battling addiction while keeping a wavering hold on the only thing that matters to him: a place at a prestigious conservatory for classical guitar in Chicago. As Andy recovers from a near fatal overdose, he is plagued by dreams - memories of a love he has never felt, and a life he's never lived. Driven by the need for redemption and by the love for a woman he's never met, he begins a quest to find her, knowing her only by the memories of a stranger and the dreams of a place called Hambledown... Be sure to also read Dean Mayes' other novels:
Gifts of the Peramangk
The Artisan Heart
The Recipient
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Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 139 x 215 x 9mm | 302g
  • BC, Canada
  • English
  • 1926760336
  • 9781926760339
  • 1,033,650

Review quote

"In his outstanding debut novel, author Dean Mayes takes his readers through a uniquely complicated journey of healing, redemption and love." --BookWenches
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About Dean Mayes

Dean Mayes is a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse who is fascinated by the paranormal, so his stories weave an element of magical realism with deep humanism. He grew up near Melbourne, Australia, and now lives in Adelaide with his family and dog, whom he loves with great passion along with cooking, Star Wars and a good joke. Dean is the author of four succesful novels:
The Hambledown Dream
Gifts of the Peramangk
The Artisan Heart
The Recipient
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Rating details

84 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 51% (43)
4 29% (24)
3 18% (15)
2 2% (2)
1 0% (0)
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