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A novel of madness, music — and murder.
A beautiful opera singer hangs herself on the eve of her debut at the Met. Seven years later the opera she was rehearsing—Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann—begins to take over the lives of her two schizophrenic children, the doctors who treat them and everyone else who crosses their paths, until all are enmeshed in a world of deception and delusion, of madness and ultimately of evil and death. Onto this shadowy stage steps Nicole P., a graduate student who discovers that she too has been assigned a role in the drama. What strange destiny is being worked out in their lives?
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The Rules of Dreaming is not your ordinary mystery. There are stories within stories--and just when you think you have it solved, the author throws you a twist that makes you rethink everything you thought you knew. I like this in a book--I don't normally re-read books, but this is one I think I will revisit--if only to see if there are clues I missed the first time around.
Kudos to Mr. Hartman for creating a world and characters you will think of long after the last page has been read.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Bruce Hartman has been a bookseller, pianist, songwriter and attorney. He lives with his wife in Philadelphia. His previous novel, Perfectly Healthy Man Drops Dead, was published by Salvo Press in 2008.