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The dreamers : a novel

by Walker, Karen Thompson (Author)

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One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep, and doesn't wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors... Full description

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Summary: One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep, and doesn't wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, Mei finds herself thrust together with an eccentric classmate as panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. A young couple tries to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. Two sisters turn to each other for comfort as their survivalist father prepares for disaster. Those affected by the illness, doctors discover, are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, higher than has ever been recorded before. They are dreaming heightened dreams, but of what? Written in luminous prose, The Dreamers is a breathtaking and beautiful novel, startling and provocative, about the possibilities contained within a human life, if only we are awakened to them.
Physical Description: 303 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780812994162
0812994167
Author Notes:

Karen Thompson Walker is a New York Times Bestselling author of the novels, The Age of Miracles, which was named one of the best books of the year by People, O: The Oprah Magazine and Financial Times. She was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. She is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon. Her title,The Dreamers, also made the Bestseller List in 2019.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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