Six-year-old Michael Halligan longs to be a hero. Submerging himself in the world of Big Little Books, he imagines himself as “Mike Steele,” righter of wrongs, friend to Dick Tracy, Buck Rogers, and The Lone Ranger. But reality pops him on the jaw when his mother dies unexpectedly in the winter of 1934. Michael is left in the custody of his gangster father, Paddy, where he tragically loses his faith in the power of good over evil. So begins Michael’s obsessive quest through the city and suburbs of Chicago to recapture the purity and comfort that defined his boyhood. As he attempts to track down a copy of every Big Little Book in existence, Michael begins — perhaps unintentionally — to also search out unconditional love, security, and stability in an arbitrary and unkind world.An dazzling tale featuring a colorful cast of heroes, villains, and damsels in distress — both real and make-believe — Dream City poses the most dangerous of questions: What happens when we finally discover what we’ve spent our entire lives searching for?
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|author||Short, Brendan, 1969-|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Fiction|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13088750|Book|Books||English|MacAdam/Cage Pub.,|2008.|355 p. ; 24 cm.|
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|title_full||Dream city / by Brendan Short|