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THE HOUSE OF SLEEP by Jonathan Coe
ADVANCE READING COPY


Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps. 1998 NY: Knopf ISBN 0375400931
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HOUSE OF SLEEP, THE by Jonathan Coe - BOOK - ADVANCE READING COPY

Knopf: NY 1998 Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

Ashdown - a vast clifftop manor on the English coast - was once a university residence, where a group of students met briefly before going their separate ways. Twelve years later, it has been transformed into a clinic for sleep disorders, and a series of strange coincidences and ostensible synchronicities draws the same group of people together once again, each of them in different ways plagued by sleep. Sarah is narcoleptic, and her inability to distinguish between dreams and waking reality gives rise to a great many misunderstandings - one of which is to change Robert's life forever, as he persists for years (and then some) in his attempt to win her love. For Terry, a disillusioned film critic whose career has been derailed by Sarah's affliction, sleep is merely a memory, for his insomnia is complete and he can only yearn for the tantalizing dreams he enjoyed in youth. And for the increasingly deranged Dr. Dudden, who has made the subject the focus of his medical practice, sleep is nothing less than a global disease. Jonathan Coe has written a comedy about the powers we acquire - and those we relinquish - when we fall asleep, or fall in love.

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