Alegría by Emi Wright cover. A white bird flies amongst pink letters of the title. An orange and purple illustration of a multi-story house is in the middle with a path leading to the foreground. Purple and pink birds, insects, and foliage fill the negative space.
by Emi Wright
978-1-948692-40-3 paper 16.95
978-1-948692-41-0 ebook 9.99
6×9, 336 pp.
October 2021

Alegría’s family struggles to keep afloat amid secrets as she develops narcolepsy, a sleeping disorder that disrupts her nights and dulls her days. In a fantastical world where dead grandmothers come to visit and witch doctors prescribe waking concoctions, young Alegría discovers the secrets behind her namesake and the imperfections within her family. When the wind blows and the rains come, will she be able to keep her family together?

A powerful and impassioned novel based out of hope, loss, and of finding one’s place in the world. Through breathtaking descriptions and elegant prose, A Myriad of Dreams shows a girl’s mystical journey through its enchanting moves, and it’s graceful telling of life’s search for faith, acceptance, and clarity.”

—Jasmine Robinson, author of Stony the Road we Trod

Drenched in the witchdoctor mojo of the world she’s conjured, Wright’s Alegría is the hundred-year dream-flood of a lifetime. Where daughters are named for their mother’s drowned sisters, and ghosts walk hand in hand with the living, as fine a debut as you’ll ever see. Bravo.”

—Michael Gills, author of Burning Down My Father’s House