House of Sleep, The

Type
Book
Authors
ISBN 10
0241967740 
ISBN 13
9780241967744 
Category
Fiction/Littérature  [ Browse Items ]
Edition
 
Publication Year
2014 
Publisher
Pages
330 
Subject
English Contemporary Fiction 
Abstract
Like a surreal and highly caffeinated version of The Big Chill, Jonathan Coe's new novel follows four students who knew each other in college in the eighties. Sarah is a narcoleptic who has dreams so vivid she mistakes them for real events. Robert has his life changed forever by the misunderstandings that arise from her condition. Terry spends his wakeful nights fueling his obsession with movies. And an increasingly unstable doctor, Gregory, sees sleep as a life-shortening disease which he must eradicate.

But after ten years of fretful slumber and dreams gone bad, the four reunite in their college town to confront their disorders. In a Gothic cliffside manor being used as a clinic for sleep disorders, they discover that neither love, nor lunacy, nor obsession ever rests. 
Description
Winner of the Writers' Guild Best Fiction Award in England and the Prix Médicis in France 
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