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4.17  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  8 reviews
At the Aux-Anges institute, nestled in the woods outside of North Bay, they study and treat parasomnias, or sleep disorders. Ashley suffers from night terrors, Terrance sleepwalks, Kiri sleep-eats, and Paul sets fires; they are there for treatment. Adelaide took the job as a counselor to discover why she still has an imaginary friend. When they discover the secret hideout ...more
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published August 7th 2017 by Renaissance
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Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Complex, diverse characters and an intriguing mystery. What more do you want? Witty dialogue, check. Fantasy setting, check. Modern setting, check. (both? yes. you'll see!) Sneaky little nods to other books the author has written, check! Tugging on heartstrings, check.

Definitely a book for all readers!
Cait Gordon
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Okay, this book is really cool. I never expected a story about a sleep disorder would morph into a fantasy tale. Extremely original concept. I devoured it whole! And the Terrance and Tara plotline was brilliant.
Elliott Dunstan
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
I don’t do bad reviews often, largely as a matter of preference. However, in the case of Parasomnia, it’s a book that could so easily have been good with a bit more work, and that’s so much more frustrating than a book that was flawed from the start.

The premise of Parasomnia is this; Aux-Anges is an institute specializing in sleep disorders, and the novel follows several of the patients and one of the psychiatrists as they navigate their internal struggles. The disorders in question are varied,
Timothy Gwyn
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A handful of young people at a sleep disorder clinic that functions more like a psychiatric ward struggle to get along. Each has a different disorder, and yet their dreams of a magical fantasy world are strangely similar. Maybe it's the medication, maybe it's being induced as an experimental form of therapy. Or maybe it's something else entirely.

Mr. Desmarais has created wonderful diverse characters: a mental health worker with an invisible friend; a girl who has to be restrained in her bed to p
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S.M. Carrière
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Full disclosure: I know the author. We're both firm friends and also published by the same publisher. I was also a beta reader for Eric for this book.*

Honestly, this is a great book.

It's changed a bit from when I beta read it. It was good then. It's better now!

It's such a nice, simple read, without skimping on the emotional punches. I teared up quite a bit in the last act.

The language is simple and really easy to follow, with a solid and imaginative story. This book is great for an reader, but
Julie Proulx
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Very original plot line.
I enjoyed getting various points of views from different characters.
Highly recommend.
Nathan Frechette
Loved this book! This author is great at showing a diverse cast of characters and at weaving a good intrigue!
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Éric has had an eclectic career which ranges from casino dealer to canal boat captain to radio station DJ. Since 2009, he’s worked as a layout artist and desktop publisher for the federal government. During his off time he works as a freelance layout artist for various Canadian-based authors and publishers, roasts gourmet flavoured coffee, runs several pen-and-paper role-playing games, writes, and ...more

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