In edgy and effervescent prose, ‘Dreaming in Night Vision’ tells the story of a platonic couple who risk everything to save their marriage and family; namely, granting each other permission to fall in love with other people. Told in screams and whispers, the narrative presents a portrait of a family looking for a solution to the modern epidemic of quiet desperation.
Both cautionary tale and siren song, Dreaming in Night Vision is a fearless meditation on a life less ordinary written with subtlety, imagination, and bite. The essays, excerpts, journal entries, prose and poems in this volume are rich with magical realism and wonder, whether describing acts of love or the brutality of war. Mhyana’s elegiac and wildly irreverent memoir is as multi-faceted and kaleidoscopic as the love story that inspired it.
Dreaming in Night Vision holds universal appeal for readers who have ever questioned the status quo or dared to dip their toes in fairy tales.