By Kenneth Calhoun
Insomnia has claimed every body Biggs knows. Even his liked spouse, Carolyn, has succumbed to the telltale red-rimmed eyes, slurred speech and cloudy brain earlier than disappearing into the speedy collapsing world. but Biggs can nonetheless sleep, and dream, so he units out to discover her.
He ventures out right into a international ransacked via mass confusion and desperation, the place he meets others suffering opposed to the tide of sleeplessness. Chase and his blood brother Jordan are devising a scheme to reside off their drug-store lootings; Lila is a highschool scholar wandering the streets in an owl masks, not secure together with her insomniac mom and dad; Felicia abandons the sanctuary of a nap learn middle to attempt to guard her family members and maybe reunite with Chase, an ex-boyfriend. throughout, sleep has turn into an infinitely helpful commodity. funds can’t purchase it, no drug can contact it, and there are those that could kill to have it. besides the fact that, Biggs persists in his quest for Carolyn, discovering a unravel and internal power that he by no means knew he had.
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