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Early riser / Jasper Fforde.

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ISBN#9780670025039
BIB ID#2242780
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Early riser

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402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton. "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. Charlie Worthing is a novice, chosen by a highflying hero Winter Consul to accompany him to the Douzey, a remote sector in the middle of Wales, to investigate a dream which is somehow spreading amongst those in the hibernational state, causing paranoia, hallucination and a psychotic episode that can end in murder. Worthing has been trained to deal with Tricksy Nightwalkers whose consciousness has been eroded by hibernation, leaving only one or two skills and an incredible hunger; he's been trained to stay alive through the bleakest and loneliest of winters - but he is in no way prepared for what awaits him in Sector Twelve. There are no heroes in Winter, Worthing has been told. And he's about to find out why."--Publisher's description.

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Summary/Annotation ->  An instant New York Times bestseller

The new standalone novel from bestselling author Jasper Fforde

Every Winter, the human population hibernates.

During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, devoid of human activity.

Well, not quite .

Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls , the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses.

You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact born of the sleeping mind.

When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling.

When you get the dreams too, it's weird.

When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity.

But teasing truth from the Winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting; ensure you aren't eaten by Nightwalkers, whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food; and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.

But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine.

Availability

Locationsort iconCall NumberItem TypeVolumeBarcodeStatus
BaysideFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228607971063Due 6-21-2019
Cambria HeightsFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228607968655Due 6-22-2019
Central Adult FictionFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228584825084Due 6-28-2019
Central Adult FictionFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228608164841Available
Central Lib Current CollectionFIC FfordeBestseller0228615147961Due 6-24-2019
ElmhurstFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228613663332In Transit
FlushingFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228615117618Due 7-9-2019
Jackson HeightsFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228584958190Due 6-24-2019
PeninsulaFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228614699749On Hold
Rego ParkFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228607971121In Transit Requested
Richmond HillFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228613671251On Hold
St.AlbansFIC FfordeAdult Hard Cover0228607968663Due 7-6-2019

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