Synopses & Reviews
Here begins an extraordinary alliance — and a brutal and tender, shocking, and electrifying adventure to end all adventures.
It starts with a simple note. Roger Bascombe regretfully wishes to inform Celeste Temple that their engagement is forthwith terminated. Determined to find out why, Miss Temple takes the first step in a journey that will propel her into a dizzyingly seductive, utterly shocking world beyond her imagining — and set her on a collision course with a killer and a spy — in a bodice-ripping, action-packed roller-coaster ride of suspense, betrayal, and richly fevered dreams.
"Kinky, Atmospheric." Washington Post
"Ingenious." Richmond Times-Dispatch
It begins with a simple note: Roger Bascombe wishes to inform Celeste Temple that their engagement is forthwith terminated. Celeste is determined to find out why her fiancé should have thrown her over so cruelly. She follows him to the forbidding Harschmort manor, where she discovers a conspiracy so terrifying as to be almost beyond belief.
About the Author
Gordon Dahlquist is a native of the Pacific Northwest, where he worked for several years writing and directing plays. Since 1988 he has lived in New York. He has been a member of New Dramatists, is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, and a founding member of the CiNE. His works include Messalina
(Evidence Room, Los Angeles: SPF, New York), text for Babylon Is Everywhere: A Court Masque
(CiNE, Schaeberle Theatre; Theatre
Magazine), Delirium Palace
(Evidence Room, Los Angeles; published in Breaking Ground
), The Secret Machine
(Twilight Theatre Company at Solo Rep), Vortex du Plaisir
(Ice Factory 99 Festival at the Ohio Theatre, WKCRS Manhattan Theatre of the Air), Island of Dogs
(4th Street Theatre), Severity's Mistress
(Soho Rep Theatre, New York University; winner of Primary stage's Bug & Bub award), Mission Byzantium!
(American Globe Theatre, NYTW's Just Add Water Festival), and Reitcence
(Horace Mann Theatre).
He has written and directed several experimental films, that have been selected for the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, and the Northwest Film and Video Film Festival. He is a graduate of Reed College and Columbia University's School of the Arts. He has received two Garland Playwriting Awards for Messalina and Delirium Palace.
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters is his first novel.