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domingo, agosto 07, 2005

Welcome to The Dream Antilles

What's The Dream Antilles?

David Seth Michaels’s magical, utopian novel The Dream Antilles explores desde Desdemona, a secret Caribbean island that submerges at each high tide. For decades, the locals have lived on the island in tree houses. With humor, wit, compassion, and spirit, they ward off repeated threats to their privacy from the outside world, even as they integrate two newcomers into their community who themselves could easily betray the island’s secrets.
The island’s treasures are many. Its existence, location, and massive disinformation campaign, combined with its long and mysterious connections with a pod of dolphins and the Great Mother turtle, make desde Desdemona vulnerable to destruction if discovered. The island also has an unusual relationship with time. But it is the community of traditional plant healers and the magical teachings of Swamiji, its trickster spiritual teacher, that truly must be safeguarded.
The Dream Antilles stands in delightful and hopeful contrast to the blandness and predictability of the everyday world. You will return to the island of desde Desdemona for refreshment over and over again.

How To Buy The Dream Antilles

First Choice: Your local bookstore. And especially, the Book Store in Lenox, MA and the Chatham Book Store in Chatham, NY and the Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA where it is in stock. And your local bookstore can order it for you if it's not in stock.

Second Choice:,, and all carry this wonderful book.

What's The Buzz About The Dream Antilles?

Reviews From Amazon:
P. A. Turpel The Dream Antilles is a magical book book that fills the imagination and the soul. Be ready to be transported to a tropical island. Have plenty of fresh fruit available, as immersion in the story is sure to occur. It is one of those books that stays in the heart, and the memory even tho the story has ended. can see it as a great movie!!

D. Moore (Milford, CT USA) Ardent island lovers unite, this book will take you to your favorite place. The Dream Antilles re-hydrates the soul. If Desde Desdemona exists I need to find it. The worst part of this book is that it ends.

Laura Benting (Honolulu, Hawaii) - See all my reviewsA mellow read that slows our pace so that we can find the deep peace, serenity, relaxation and joy that life was truly meant to be. Opens a window to our own inner paradise.

Why Is There A Dream Antilles Blog?

So you, dear reader, can comment, raise questions, make jokes, learn the latest about book signings, readings, and appearances, read and discuss the reviews, scheme your way onto the yellow sea plane.