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Dreamtime by Venetia Welby
About The Book
So, where is he then, your dad?’
The world may be on a precipice but Sol, fresh from Tucson-desert rehab, finally has an answer to the question that has dogged her since childhood. And not a moment too soon. With aviation grinding to a halt in the face of global climate meltdown, this is the last chance to connect with her absentee father, a US marine stationed in Okinawa. To mend their broken past Sol and her lovelorn friend Kit must journey across poisoned oceans to the furthest reaches of the Japanese archipelago, a place where sea, sky an dearth converge at the forefront of an encroaching environmental and geopolitical catastrophe; a place battered by the relentless tides of history, haunted by the ghosts of its past, where the real and the virtual, the dreamed and the lived, are ever harder to define. In DreamtimeVenetia Welby paints a terrifying and captivating vision of our near future and takes us on a vertiginous odyssey into the unknown.
First of all, let me say how much I love the cover of this book, it’s astonishing, perfect to make you dream of a different world… But not the world we’ll read in Dreamtime, it’s a future I would not like to live, where the world is almost ending; no happiness or nature to enjoy, the Earth disintegrating behind the human’s feet.
This is a book you’ll read quickly, but so full of emotion and interesting topics that you’ll want to re-read as soon as you’ll finish.
Dreamtime talks about the future, in 15 years, where there are no animals, just dangerous insects and big insects that can kill you in no time. But this is just the background of the story, told between two different voices; one American one Ryukyuan. The search from one young woman to find her father while discovers the real live of the people living in Okinawa, how they have suffered all their story while the world looked to another side.
This is not an easy read, as I said, there’s a lot of information that once you’ll start thinking you’ll be afraid of how unscrupulous is our society, where in the end, the only thing that seems to matter is money and power.
There were some details about the Japanese tales that are always present in their traditions and day to day life, interesting and intriguing at the same time!
This book talks about racism, rape, cults and drugs; they are not connected and will not leave the reader indifferent, believe me.
Are you ready to discover the “Dreamtime”?
About The Author
VENETIA WELBY is a writer and journalist who has lived and worked on four continents. Her debut novel Mother of Darkness was published by Quartet in 2017 and her essays and short fiction have appeared in The London Magazine, Review 31 and anthologies Garden Among Fires and Trauma, among others. She lives in London with her husband, son and Bengal cat