Poignant and all-encompassing, Animal Dreams is a breathtaking exploration of emotions and relationships. When Codi Noline revisits her past upon her return to her hometown in Arizona, she learns about herself and her place in the world.Told in Barbara Kingsolvers classic dual narrative, this novel explores the depths of both familial and romantic love, illness, environmental crisis, and community- all tied together by Native American imagery. –— Emily
From Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, and other modern classics, Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world.
At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, “If you want sweet dreams, you’ve got to live a sweet life.”
Filled with lyrical writing, Native American legends, a tender love story, and Codi’s quest for identity, Animal Dreams is literary fiction at it’s very best.
This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.