Dream Children

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Dream Children
First edition cover
Author A. N. Wilson
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher W. W. Norton
Publication date
August 1998
Media type Hardback and paperback
Pages 218 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN 0-393-02740-6 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 39050887
823/.914 21
LC Class PR6073.I439 D7 1998

Dream Children is a 1998 novel by A. N. Wilson.

Owing to his own early encounters, Oliver Gold, a distinguished philosopher, has decided he can only be happy with a child. Oliver, however, moves in with a widow in North London. He makes all the ladies around him fall in love with him, from the aging matriarch to a pair of lesbian lovers to a little girl named Bobs. Bobs is aged three when Oliver moves in and is aged ten by the end of the book.

Plot summary[edit]

Paedophilia is at the heart of the story. Oliver Gold's pure thoughts, and seemingly asexual life contrast with the reality of his desires and deeds. Oliver abuses Bobs over a long period.