The Dreamers

The Dreamers

A Novel

Book - 2019
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 25 cm
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780812994162


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No, it isn't a sequel to her amazing debut, Age of Miracles, but we'll take it.

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The best-selling author of The Age of Miracles 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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JCLGreggW Nov 29, 2018

A profound and elegantly-written character study about a slow-motion viral outbreak in a college town in California that causes its victims to fall asleep, unable to wake up, and who can only dream. (Go ahead and just mark this down as a can't-miss selection for your favorite book club.)


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