Monday, February 19, 2018


"Dream of Another America" Is Released

Dream of Another America, winner of the Gival Press Novel Award, by Tyler McMahon, a Washington, DC native, is now available.

Chosen by John Domini, judge for the award, the novel has been well received. Kirkus Reviews (Dec. 11, 2017) had the following to say:

“McMahon’s contribution to the body of immigrant literature is entrenched in questions of nationality, poverty, and family. He achieves a storytelling feat by creating an incredibly realistic narrative that is as poignant as it is breathtaking.”
—To read the complete review, visit: KIRKUS REVIEWS - Dream of Another America

Advance Praise
Dream of Another America might at first seem the furthest thing from a dream. Yet Tyler McMahon has worked this desperate material into a headlong tumble of jeopardy and escape, sweeping up a remarkable array of souls—mostly Central American—in a spell so vivid it seems straight out of the deepest recesses of the unconscious.”
–John Domini, judge and author of Movieola!

Dream of Another America is a tautly-spun, dark and stirring migration parable, an ode to the impoverished, powerless, and double-crossed south of the proverbial border, and a sensuous, fast-moving train hop of a read that is every migrant’s nightmare, every inhabitant of Eden’s duty.”
—J. Reuben Appelman, author of The Kill Jar: Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer

“The ‘dream’ in Dream of Another America is both a noun and an imperative verb of hope: Tyler McMahon has written a Grapes of Wrath for contemporary America. Like Steinbeck’s classic, Dream of Another America urges readers to confront the costs and sacrifices of the American Dream. Beautifully written, emotionally gripping, narratively propulsive, and morally important, this book should be necessary reading for every American.”
—Shawna Yang Ryan, author of Green Island and Water Ghosts

About the Author
Tyler McMahon is the author of the novels How the Mistakes Were Made and Kilometer 99. He teaches writing at Hawai`i Pacific University, edits the Hawai`i Pacific Review, and organizes the Ko`oalu Writers Workshop.
Dream of Another America
ISBN: 978-1-940724-14-0
Perfect-bound paperback / 270 pages / $20
ebook / $9.99
Copyright date: 2017 / Release date: Feb. 19, 2018
Gival Press

To purchase a copy, please visit:
Dream of Another America
at Ingram, Amazon, BN, Gival Press, etc.

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