The Dreamers Summary
Karen Thompson Walker

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The Dreamers Overview

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker follows a cast of characters in the town of Santa Lora, California where a mysterious sleeping sickness infects the population. The story teeters between a near-future sci-fi tale and traditional horror as Walker explores the psychological effects a fictional disease has on the town. In doing this, she evokes themes of motherhood, morality, reality, and more.

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