The Resource The Dreamers

The Dreamers

Label
The Dreamers
Title
The Dreamers
Statement of responsibility
Karen Thompson Walker
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Language
eng
Summary
?'Harrowing, riveting, profoundly moving, and beautifully written... this book is stunning' Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station 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 and falls 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 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.'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 modern Midsummer Night's Dream... Walker paints a haunting canvas exploring time, memory, consciousness, and youth' Marisha Pessl, author of Night Film 'Frighteningly powerful, beautiful, and uncanny... a love story and also a horror story' Karen Russell, author of Vampires 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 of Life 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' CultureflyPraise for The Age of Miracles: 'A beautifully observed coming-of-age tale... nimble, delicate and emotionally sophisticated' Observer 'Hauntingly believable... an impressive and quietly terrifying book' Sunday Times'A stunner 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
Summary
Presents the story of a student in an isolated Southern California college town who witnesses a strange sleeping illness that subjects patients to life-altering, heightened dreams
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2019.
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10748879
Cataloging source
BT
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Thompson Walker, Karen
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Dreamers
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a3e536a9-06c6-43ac-912a-3e9c8e7b24be
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471173585
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Dreamers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a3e536a9-06c6-43ac-912a-3e9c8e7b24be
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471173585
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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