An Abysmal Sleepcation by Paul Tannen
Almost everything that happens during sleep— including most of our dreams, the thoughts we have throughout the night and memories of brief awakenings—is forgotten by morning. For Greg Mallet, 28, it’s quite the opposite. Greg was unexpectedly awakened after three years in an accident-related coma. Greg doesn’t remember who he is, nor does he recall his life before the accident. All that he remembers is the abstract dream life he lived while in the coma, which provided him with a very unusual alternate reality. Along comes Shannon Brewster, a lonely, mildly depressed, young female psychiatrist with self-esteem issues; a non-existent social life and her stressful job as a psychiatrist in the mental health unit of a hospital in Portland, Oregon have taken a toll on her psyche. Shannon takes a strong interest in Greg and his rehabilitation. Can their unlikely bond free them both from the misery of their minds?