Sarah is narcoleptic. Her inability to distinguish between dreams and waking reality gives rise to many misunderstandings. For Terry, a disillusioned film critic, sleep is merely a memory. For Dr Dunstan, sleep is nothing less than a global disease. Constructed to reflect the different stages of sleep, "The House of Sleep" is a brilliant and original comedy about the powers we acquire - and those we relinqish - when we fall asleep, and when we fall in love. "It must be one of the best books of the year" - Malcolm Bradbury in "The Times."
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Moving, clever, pleasurable, smart ... one of the best books of the year (Malcolm Bradbury The Times)
There are bits that make you laugh out loud and others which make your heart ache ( Guardian)
Fiercely clever, witty, wise, hopeful ... a compellingly beautiful tale of love and loss ( Times Literary Supplement)
Remarkable ... a wonderful bedtime read ( Sunday Times)
Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. He has published seven novels, all of which are available in Penguin: The Accidental Woman, A Touch of Love, The Dwarves of Death, What a Carve Up!, which won the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The House of Sleep, which won the 1998 Prix Medicis Etranger, The Rotter's Club, winner of the Everyman Wodehouse Prize and The Closed Circle. He has also published a biography of the novelist B.S. Johnson, which won the Orwell prize in 2005. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
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Book Description 1998-05-28., 1998. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 352pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1713912
Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140250832