Imaginary Things by Andrea LochenImaginary Things by Andrea Lochen

Imaginary Things

byAndrea Lochen

Paperback | April 27, 2015

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From Andrea Lochen, award-winning author of The Repeat Year, comes an enchanting tale about family, love, and the courage it takes to face your demons and start over again. Burned-out and completely broke, twenty-two-year-old single mother Anna Jennings moves to her grandparents' rural Wisconsin home for the summer-her four-year-old, David, in tow. Returning to Salsburg reminds Anna of simpler times-fireflies, picnics, Neapolitan ice cream-long before she met her unstable ex and everything changed. But the sudden appearance of shadowy dinosaurs awakens Anna from this small-town spell, and forces her to believe she has either lost her mind or can somehow see her son's active imagination. Frightened, Anna struggles to learn the rules of this bizarre phenomenon, but what she uncovers along the way is completely unexpected: revelations about what her son's imaginary friends truly represent and hidden secrets about her own childhood.
Andrea Lochen is the author of two novels, Imaginary Things and The Repeat Year. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and lives in Madison with her husband. For more information, visit www.andrealochen.com.
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Title:Imaginary ThingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.8 inPublished:April 27, 2015Publisher:HighLine EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941286119

ISBN - 13:9781941286111

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If it's possible to write a witty modern fairy tale about a down-on-her-luck young mother, her erratic ex, and her charming four-year-old boy, Andrea Lochen has done it. Anna is not your typical overwhelmed mom, but her story feels like a friend's. Imaginary Things reminded me again and again that the act of raising a child is a love story, a test of strength, and a thrill ride.