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Dream Sequence


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The powerful new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author

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Adam Foulds's most recent books are In the Wolf's Mouth, The Quickening Maze, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the European Union Prize for Literature, and The Broken Word, which won the Costa Poetry Award and the Somerset Maugham Award. He has recently been awarded the E.M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and named as one of Granta's 'Best of Young British Novelists'.


"Pitch-perfect sentence by pitch-perfect sentence, Foulds weaves a quiet but harrowing tale of obsession that takes the reader into the characters' tragic downward spiral - Dream Sequence is as good a novel as I have read in a while." -- Lawrence Osborne, author of Beautiful Animals
"Incisively well-written and alluringly readable... This prose is truly poetic, being concise, not impasto... This novel moves like a thriller... A terrific book about the realities and delusion of fame distorting the way we live now: not to be missed." * Evening Standard *
"Adam Foulds is the real deal... it's the details of the writing itself - the precision of the word selection combined with the precision of the observation - that make for such enjoyable reading." -- Edward Docx * Guardian *
"This mordantly clever story about fame, fantasy and narcissism... is deliciously funny... Foulds is a very fine writer." -- Johanna Thomas-Corr * Observer *
"An exquisitely concocted, riveting account of artistic ambition and unrequited love... Foulds is proving himself to be a very versatile writer of intelligence and charm." * Spectator *
"Everyone loves a good page-turner full of aspirational scene-setting, but few literary novelists dare to try it... [Dream Sequence] is a sexy, celeby drama... just like The Great Gatsby, this novel billows around you like a queasy dream, its grand scenery and awful characters combining to take us out of the real world and into another, oddly shimmering version of it." -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times *
"A nuanced, original and sharply observed study of fame and power... [a] spare and beautifully written novel." -- Stephanie Cross * Daily Mail *
"Foulds's observations are spot-on and his prose is delicious sharp." * Economist, 1843 *
"Funny, dramatic and poignant. The final five pages of the novel resolve in a masterly poetic unification of suspense and feeling. Adam Foulds... has won many literary awards and this new work deserves to win another." -- Lindsay Duguid * Tablet *
"Absorbing and beautifully written, Foulds' novel is particularly illuminating on the actor's craft and the nature of fame." -- Anthony Gardner * Mail on Sunday *

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