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House of Anansi Press

The Law of Dreams

Written by Peter Behrens

Published August 01, 2007 | ISBN 9780887847745

Cover of The Law of Dreams

Regular price $18.95 CAD

408 pages | 8.25 in × 5.56 in
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Also Available as an Ebook

About this book

The Law of Dreams

Peter Behrens

Reader's Guide ↓

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Peter Behrens's bestselling novel is gorgeously written, Homeric in scope, and haunting in its depiction of a young man's perilous journey from innocence to experience.

The Law of Dreams follows Fergus O'Brien from Ireland to Liverpool and Wales during the Great Potato Famine of 1847, and then beyond -- to a harrowing Atlantic crossing to Montreal. On the way, Fergus loses his family, discovers a teeming world beyond the hill farm where he was born, and experiences three great loves.

About the Author

Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens is a novelist and short-story writer who won the 2006 Governor General's Award for fiction. He lives in Maine, USA. Visit Peter Behrens' website: Visit Peter Behrens' blog: Follow Peter Behrens on Twitter:

Awards and Praise
From a mountaintop in Ireland to the beckoning promise of America, there are scenes that will remain imprinted upon the reader's mind. Peter Behrens is a tremendously talented writer.
  • Short-listed in Canada First Novel Award, 2007
  • Short-listed CBA Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, 2007
  • Short-listed Commonwealth Writers' Prize - Best Book, 2007
  • Short-listed Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2007
  • Winner Governor General's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2006