The House of Sleep

The House of Sleep

Book - 1998
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Winner of the Writers' Guild Best Fiction Award in England and the Prix Me dicis in France
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."
Publisher: New York : Alfred Knopf, 1998.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780375400933
0375400931
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 331 p. ; 22 cm.

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Jul 24, 2008

An interesting book - kind of mysteryious and intriguing. Worth a read.

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