Dreaming Home: Toronto Launch!

June 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Queen Books
914 Queen St E
Toronto, ON M4M 1J5
Dreaming Home: Toronto Launch! @ Queen Books | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join us in Toronto for the launch of Lucian Childs‘s debut, Dreaming Home! Lucian will be reading from his new book, followed by a Q&A and book signing at this event hosted by Lee Parpart, also featuring Andrew Smith and Karen Mulhallen. The launch will take place at Queen Books on Thursday, June 1 at 6PM ET.

More details here.

Order your copy of Dreaming Home here!


A queer coming-of-age—and coming-to-terms—follows the after-effects of betrayal and poignantly explores the ways we search for home.

When a sister’s casual act of betrayal awakens their father’s demons—ones spawned by his time in Vietnamese POW camps—the effects of the ensuing violence against her brother ripple out over the course of forty years, from Lubbock, to San Francisco, to Fort Lauderdale. Swept up in this arc, the members of this family and their loved ones tell their tales. A queer coming-of-age, and coming-to-terms, and a poignant exploration of all the ways we search for home, Dreaming Home is the unforgettable story of the fragmenting of an American family.


Lucian Childs has been a Peter Taylor Fellow at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. He is a co-editor of Lambda Literary finalist Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry. Born in Dallas, Texas, he has lived in Toronto, Ontario, for fifteen years, since 2015 on a permanent basis.