The Lathe of Heaven – by Ursula K. Le Guin

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The story is set in Portland, Oregon, in the year 2002. Portland has over three million inhabitants and the rain never stops. Most of the poor have kwashiorkor, a form protein deprivation. The culture is much the same as the 1970s in the United States but poverty reigns supreme.

George Orr, has been using drugs to prevent himself from having “effective” dreams, which change reality. After having a dream, the dream is the new reality for everyone, but George retains memory of the previous reality. Under threat of being placed in an asylum, Orr is forced to undergo “voluntary” psychiatric care for his drug abuse.
 
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I read this a short while ago and really enjoyed. Very dreamlike and probably my second favourite of her works that I have read.
 

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