|By (author):||Walker, Karen|
|Subject:||FICTION / Dystopian|
|FICTION / Family Life|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Size:||9.25in x 6.12in|
|From The Publisher*||A strange illness induces sleep and heightens dreams in an isolated college town, transforming the lives of ordinary people, in this mesmerizing novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Miracles.|
A college girl tells her friends that she's feeling strangely tired. The next morning, when they find her in bed, she is still breathing--but she won't wake up.
Within a few days, another student, down the hallway, won't wake up.
As the sleeping sickness spreads, the town is turned upside down. We meet Ben and Annie, a young couple determined to keep their newborn baby safe; Sara and Libby, whose survivalist father has long prepared for disaster; Mei and Matthew, and other college students. A quarantine is established, the national guard is summoned. Yet, those who have fallen asleep are showing unusual patterns of brain activity. More than has ever been recorded in any brain--asleep or awake. They are dreaming--but of what?
With gorgeous prose and heart-stopping emotion, The Dreamers startles and provokes about the possibilities contained within a human life, when we are awake and, perhaps even more, when we are dreaming.
|Biographical Note||KAREN THOMPSON WALKER is the author of The Age of Miracles, which was named a best book of the year by People; O, The Oprah Magazine; The Financial Times; Kirkus Reviews; Publishers Weekly; Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She was born and raised in San Diego and is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. Walker lives in Portland with her family, where she is a professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon.|