Jasper Fforde Early Riser

ISBN 13: 9781444763591

Early Riser

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9781444763591: Early Riser

Imagine a world where all humans must hibernate through a brutally cold winter, their bodies dangerously close to death as they enter an ultra-low metabolic state of utterly dreamless sleep. All humans, that is, apart from the Winter Consuls, a group of officers who diligently watch over the vulnerable sleeping citizens - at some risk to their own health

When John Worthing, a Deputy Winter Consul, finds himself in the forgotten rural outpost of Sector Twelve in remote Wales, he hears of a conspiracy - a viral dream, causing paranoia, hallucination and a psychotic episode that can end in murder. Worthing himself has access to the drug which stops the sleeper dreaming, allowing him to use less precious body fat while sleeping and wake in a fitter state. But when Worthing wakes in mid-Winter, he has been dreaming - a dream that should be impossible....

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Jasper Fforde's first standalone novel - full of the imagination, wit and intelligence that has made Fforde a Number One bestseller.

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Imagine a world where all humans must hibernate through a brutally cold winter, their bodies dangerously close to death as they enter an ultra-low metabolic state of utterly dreamless sleep. All humans, that is, apart from the Sleep Marshalls, a group of officers who diligently watch over the vulnerable sleeping citizens.

John Fugue is a junior Sleep Marshall who hears of a conspiracy - a viral dream is somehow spreading amongst those in the hibernational state, causing paranoia, hallucination and a psychotic episode that can end in murder. When the Marshall, John Fugue, enters the Sleepstate himself and wakes two months later, all those who knew about the dream have disappeared . . .

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