1994 "First published in 1994 by Viking Penguin, a division of Penguin Books USA Inc." stated on copyright page; Viking publishers, New York; large hardbound in grey and eggshell boards with red foil lettering on cover and spine; very good condition with unmarked pages and straight binding; dust jacket very good.
Ralph Roberts has a problem. Since his wife died, Ralph is having trouble sleeping. He's hardly sleeping at all. Each day he awakens earlier. The books call it "premature waking." During walks late at night, he observes strange things all around. Colored ribbons streaming from people's heads, two strange little men wandering around town, and more. He begins to suspect that these phenomena are a bit more than hallucinations from insomnia. There's a definite streak running through this small town of Derry, Maine. Beneath the surface, awesome and terrifying forces are at play. The 'dying' has been going on for a long, long time. Now Ralph is part of it. and his maddening sleeplessness is the least of his worries. Days never end. Nightmares are real. No one is innocent.