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1013_booksMusing on Nevada from Salt Lake City, novelist, playwright and casino design consultant David Kranes is the neighbor who knows us better than we do

Author David Kranes is drawn to dream spaces, so naturally he writes often about Nevada — its casinos, its nowhere towns, its gamblers, magicians, hit men. “The world of reverie is my world,” the inveterate daydreamer says from his longtime home in Salt Lake City. “Often I find myself in some liminal space between real world and dream world. I like the ‘this-is-strange-but-it-could-happen’ space of narrative. I like myth, parable.” No surprise, then, that the Silver State and the West figure so prominently in his work. He quotes Open Theater founder Joseph Chaikin: “I want to drive a wedge into your dreams.”

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