About the Book:
There are people who collect coins, baseball cards, flashlights. They trade and sell them at conventions, flea markets, antique malls.
Those are not the people Nadine and Normal (a.k.a. The Collector) serve, and those places are not where you’ll find them.
Their quests have led them to decidedly less familiar characters and locales:
- A music obsessive who gives a little more than fandom—and takes a little more than music—from the artists he loves.
- A bouquiniste stall along the Left Bank of the Seine that has remained locked—for good reason—for 150 years.
- A box full of View-Master reels showing tiny photographs of places—some of which don’t exist.
- A former Nazi-in-training, haunted—to the point of life-crippling paralysis—by a taste.
But now, Nadine lives sequestered in the Northern California woods, caring for the Collector, who has slid into early-onset dementia. One day, against her better judgment, she accepts an interview request from a young journalist. Who might not be a journalist. He has come for their stories.
Or maybe for something else.
Meanwhile, down the coast, in the cities, a wildness has gotten loose, and the world is tilting out of true, and the boundaries between reality and dream are not just blurring but melting.
But is that for better or worse? And who gets to say?
Welcome to Infinity Dreams, a novel-in-stories about dreaming your life, and living in dreams, and the permeable limbo we insist on calling reality.
Published as a trade paperback:
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Featuring full color cover artwork
• Retail price $16.00
Praise for Infinity Dreams
“The latest miracle from the master of supernatural suspense, where the grace of the prose is so measured and the charm of the characters so magical that it takes some time to notice that the stiletto of dread has already slid between your ribs.”
— Peter Atkins, author of the novels Morningstar, Big Thunder, and Moontown, and the screenplays Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III, Hellraiser IV, and Wishmaster
“Hirshberg knows all the pressure points of the human soul. With a poet’s prose and a storyteller’s keen eye for detail, he tells a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about the way we find the most precious things in life, and the way we lose them, no matter how tightly we try to hang on.”
— Ian Rogers, author of Every House is Haunted
“Glen Hirshberg asks what is lost to humanity when imagination is left to be exploited by those more interested in destruction than creation, and what will become of what remains. Infinity Dreams is a puzzle of sorts, a quest, an unraveling, a love story, a warning. A beautifully written talisman to be treasured.”
— Mary Rickert, author of The Shipbuilder of Bellfairie and You Have Never Been Here
“Glen Hirshberg is one of the best the horror genre has to offer. His Bradbury-haunted prose is elegant, sophisticated, and always utterly chilling. Read his work, and thank me later.”
— Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Road of Bones, Ararat, Snowblind, and Red Hands
“Bowen blended with O Henry, without it ceasing to be utterly unique in itself…This now arguably most important book I have ever read …Quite staggeringly beautiful. Why is this book not more famous?”
— D.F. Lewis, Gestalt Real-Time Reviews of Books. Read the full review here.