When Alfonso Perplexon sleepwalks, he accomplishes great feats, until one night a man shows up claiming to be Alfonso's long-lost uncle. He tells Alfonso about Dormia, a land hidden deep in the Ural Mountains, and that it's his destiny to save Dormia.
While cowering from a sandstorm on the Sinai Peninsula, Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski began talking about the power of sleep and the kingdom of Dormia. Over the years, the friends rendezvoused in a number of odd places. The result was a prolonged boyhood and this book. Today, Peter lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Jake in New Haven, Connecticut.