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Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams (Myths, The)
Title: Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams (Myths, The)
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
In a retelling of an ancient Celtic myth about Angus, the god of love, youth, and beauty and a trickster who turns one’s romantic dreams upside down, five young men named Angus parallel the god’s story as they search for true love..
The beloved author of the hugely best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series joins the growing list of writers in Canongate’s groundbreaking Myths series with an absorbing retelling of a seminal Celtic tale of love, youth, and beauty. Angus is one of the earliest Celtic deities and one of the most beloved. He is a trickster and a romantic, a combination of Eros and Apollo, with four birds fluttering about his head, each of which is a kiss. He has the power to reveal to you in a dream your true love, if asked, and if in the mood. In McCall Smith’s magical new vision of the ancient tales, five different young men named Angus find themselves living the myths of their namesake, from his search for the girl he loves to his discovery that the man who raised him is not his father. In the hands of one of the great storytellers living today, Dream Angus will charm and mesmerize readers.