Sixty-eight-year-old Hollis and his wife Debra have settled into their golden years in a gated community outside of Tucson, Arizona. Although they are devoted to each other, events that took place decades earlier, when Hollis fought in the Korean War, have left him with a deep-seated trauma — and with a secret he has never been able to share with his wife. As a reluctant Hollis revisits his past after his wife becomes dangerously ill, we see just how much the years of war changed his life forever. In rapturous prose, Cullin captures in The Post-War Dream the complexity of a marriage and the indelible force of the past on one man's life.
Peter I. Chang is an artist/filmmaker. "I Want to Destroy America", his documentary about the musician Hisao Shinagawa, premiered at the Santa Fe Film Festival in 2006. "Tokyo is Dreaming", his non-narrative film on Tokyo and featuring music by Calexico's John Convertino, had its UK debut at the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in 2009 before receiving its American screening at the Phoenix Art Museum. Besides collaborating with Mitch Cullin, he has also created several videos for musicians such as Pleq, Quinn Walker, and Pjusk. "Everything Beautiful is Far Away" is his first novel.
“Exacting, suspenseful, elegiac yet life-embracing.”—Los Angeles Times“Cullin followers will recognize the same sharp psychologist who meditated on deterioration in his previous novel, A Slight Trick of the Mind.” —San Francisco Chronicle"Mitch Cullin's fine novel The Post-War Dream is as much about love as it is about coming to terms with memories. . . . A sensitively told, finely crafted story." —The Denver Post