Most of THE SLEEPERS is from John’s perspective. He may be a sleeper, caught in the system of giving away 7 hours a day to another, but he is not the norm. He does not exactly represent the typical sleeper. Jane’s students provide a real insight into true sleepers. Their parents survive by selling sleep. Their families have weathered downturns, pandemics, and crises, finding peace in steady sleep jobs. In Chapter 32, Jane is confronted with the reality of the American Dream vs. the ideal. Will she break like the sleeper class? Or will this drive her passion and bring her closer to John.