Everybody Dreams, by Michael Stratton, follows marital therapist, Emma Davis, whose dreams have become nightmares. Struggling to understand their meaning, and appreciating the irony of having become the wounded healer, she begins a Dream Group with select clients, all of whom suffer troubling dreamscapes of their own. Together, Emma hopes they can all decipher the lies and symbolism of sleep to discover the truth that lies behind the fantasia, and so transform their collective chimeras into the answers they all seek. Stratton's Everybody Dreams explores a mysterious and unkwn world within us all. Told through masterful prose, author Stratton weaves a complex world populated by fascinating characters, yet in it all manages to find the humanity, compassion, and spirit that unites everyone who struggles with life's vicissitudes. This is a book that will entertain everyone who loves a well-told story, be it in the real world or the world of dreams.
Michael Stratton is a psychotherapist in private practice in East Lansing, Michigan. His work on dreams has been published in the Journal of Arts & Psychotherapy. He's given presentations on dream work from Maui to Mackinac Island. Michael is has also published poetry and hosts his own jazz radio show The Vinyl Side Of Midnight. He is a national speaker and a federal trainer for working with substance abuse and recovery issues. This is his first novel.