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Walker, Karen Thompson

Entry updated 16 August 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1980-    ) US creative writing instructor and author in whose first novel, the Young Adult The Age of Miracles (2012), a teenager awakens in a Near Future suburb to find that her inner turmoils are mirrored at a planetary level, with Earth slowing in orbit and Gravity suffering distortions, all of which puts her coming of age at risk. In Walker's second novel, The Dreamers (2019), a mysterious Pandemic puts adolescent girls into deep sleep, one by one, a state in which they begin to have multiply consequential dreams; meanwhile, the contagion continues to spread and California faces quarantine. [JC]

Karen Thompson Walker

born San Diego, California: 1980

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