The dream merchant
A thought-provoking novel
Hoving’s first book, The Dream Merchant, is an epic fantasy adventure. Josh Cope is a bit of a dreamer, who occasionally steals things. Otherwise he’s just an average boy. So why does an international corporation call him in the middle of the night, insisting that he come and work for them? Why are they so convinced that Josh is the key to conquering a new market – the Past?
Drawn into this astonishing whirlwind adventure, Josh soon finds himself in the middle of a nightmare, caught somewhere between dream and reality. To find their way back, Josh and his friends must follow a trail that takes them right to the very heart of the human imagination – and to the furthest extremes of time.
This thought-provoking novel was a runaway success in the Netherlands, winning the 2003 Golden Kiss Award, the most prestigious prize for a young adult book.