"Tom Drury’s delightful third novel is little only in page count. Its theme is large: life in the provinces, with subthemes of marriage, parenthood, and love. The title, Hunts in Dreams, comes from a poem by Tennyson (Like a dog, he hunts in dreams, and thou art staring at the wall, / Where the dying night-lamp flickers, and the shadows rise and fall), but the atmosphere of the book has none of Tennyson’s noble, hifalutin solemnity. In truth, with its dissatisfied, yearning provincials and undertones of laconic irony, this Midwestern comedy of manners has more than a touch of Chekhov, or Goncharov, or another of the gentler Russians."—Roger Boylan

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