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Dreamers - Karen Thompson Walker

Paperback Published: 1st February 2019
ISBN: 9781471173578
Number Of Pages: 400

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?‘Harrowing, riveting, profoundly moving, and beautifully written…this book is stunning'Emily St. John Mandel, author ofStation Eleven ∼∗∼The eagerly awaited new novel from the author of The Age of Miracles∼∗∼ Imagine a world where sleep could trap you, for days, for weeks, for months… Karen Thompson Walker's second novel tells the mesmerising story of a town transformed by a mystery illness that locks people in perpetual sleep and triggers extraordinary, life-altering dreams. One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her room andfalls asleep. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, 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. Written in luminous prose,The Dreamersis a breathtaking and beautiful novel, startling and provocative, about the possibilities contained within a human life if only we are awakened to them. ‘This beautiful and devastating novel has a dream-like quality of its own'Red ‘Lyrical and beguiling…a deeply immersive novel about a community in peril… and the choices we make when our lives, and those of our loved ones, are in danger'The Observer ‘A modernMidsummer Night's Dream…Walker paints a haunting canvas exploring time, memory, consciousness, and youth'Marisha Pessl, author ofNight Film ‘Frighteningly powerful, beautiful, and uncanny…a love story and also a horror story'Karen Russell, author ofVampires in the Lemon Grove ‘This is a profound novel, and a deeply moving one…she takes a terrifying situation and reveals it as a thing of beauty'Robin Black, author ofLife Drawing ‘Lovely, lyrical and scary…a mesmerising read'Psychologies magazine ‘A thought-provoking and profound story'Cosmopolitan ‘A slow-building, philosophical and unique novel… at once a thought-provoking character study and a subtle science fiction tale'Culturefly PraiseforThe Age of Miracles: ‘A beautifully observed coming-of-age tale…nimble, delicate and emotionally sophisticated' Observer ‘Hauntingly believable…animpressive and quietly terrifyingbook'Sunday Times 'Astunner from the first page…I loved this novel and can't wait to see what this remarkable writer will do next'Justin Cronin 'What a remarkable, beautifully wrought novel' Curtis Sittenfeld

ISBN: 9781471173578
ISBN-10: 1471173577
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st February 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.43

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