Books The Sleep Garden by Jim Krusoe Paperback, 341 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $15.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Sleep GardenAuthorJim Krusoe Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary An assessment of what constitutes a life and how that life's decisions impact what remains after death is told through the intertwined stories of the living and ghostly residents of a purgatory underground apartment. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Sleep Garden Review Book Reviews Strange Lives Unfold In Dreamy, Atmospheric 'Sleep Garden' January 27, 2016 Jim Krusoe's new novel is hard to summarize. It's about the odd inhabitants of an odd, bunker-like apartment building — but also about life, death, and the importance of stories.