The Dream Dancer
The Dream Dancer is a hero’s journey in which the monster is a U.S. congressman and the netherworld a Pennsylvania prison. The story opens in Paris, 1956. Coop Rever, a Native American expatriate is travelling to Algeria to gather material for his book on the French Foreign Legion. Coop is a war correspondent and author, educated at the Sorbonne under the World War II GI Bill. He dreams he has been chosen to be a messenger of God. Sceptical and unwilling at first, ultimately the evidence that he is the chosen one becomes so overwhelming he cannot deny it.