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Dream Angus comes to you at night and bestows dreams―you may spot him skipping across the hills, his bag of dreams by his side. Just the sight of him may be enough to make you fall in love, for he is also the god of love, youth, and beauty. Divine Angus is cherished by all but fated to love only the beautiful Caér, swan maiden from his own dreams.
Crafting an ancient myth into a tale fabulously and irresistibly new, Dream Angus is the epitome of McCall Smith’s prose, beautifully weighted, sensuous in its expression, deliciously serene.
Five exquisite fables of modern dreamers unfold alongside Angus’s search for Caér. Mesmerically weaving together the tales of the Celtic Eros and his contemporary alter egos, Alexander McCall Smith unites dream and reality, leaving us to wonder: what is life, but the pursuit of our dreams?
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Alexander McCall Smith is best known for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, beloved New York Times and international best sellers. A practicing professor of medical law and the author of over fifty books, ranging from children's fiction to folktales to The Criminal Law of Botswana, he lives in Edinburgh.From AudioFile:
Myths of Angus, the Celtic god of dreams, love, and joy, are joined with tenuously related stories of recent times by the Scottish author of the international hit THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY. For instance, McCall Smith tells us how Angus finds the girl he's been dreaming of. She has turned into a swan. So he becomes one, and they fly off together. Segue to bronze statues of swans before a rustic cottage inhabited by newlyweds. After the wife discovers her husband's infidelity, she begins seeing a therapist who coaches her to conjure what he calls "lucid dreams." Narrator Michael Page give a lyrical reading of the mythic sections and a rather gloomy rendering of the modern accounts. Y.R. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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