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Sleep Donation - by Karen Russell (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 160

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Age Range: Adult

Author: Karen Russell

Language: English

TCIN: 79843920
UPC: 9780525566083
Item Number (DPCI): 247-45-2516

Description

"Sleep Donation has a dreamlike beauty while remaining ominous and off-kilter. Parts of it gave me nightmares--and I'm case-hardened." --Stephen King

"[Written] with Twilight Zone-like inventiveness and the energy and brio of a natural fantasist with a proclivity for blending the real and surreal, the psychological and the sci-fi. . . . [Russell] creates a fully imagined world with its own rituals and rules, and deftly satirizes the media and governmental responses to the plague of sleeplessness. . . . Another testament to her fertile powers of invention." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Book Review

"A starkly dystopian novella reminiscent of George Saunders in its bleak humor, the directness of its prose." --Los Angeles Times

"Russell's gift is to provide deep immersion in the details, and in Trish's haunting, urgent emotions. . . . Russell offsets . . . expertly induced unease with humour and wry social commentary." --The Guardian

"Wonderful. . . . Like George Saunders, Russell writes with a Swiftian sense of satire. . . . Russell has a keen sense of dramatic timing and an even sharper ability to turn an internal state into its own weather system." --The Boston Globe

"The combination of Russell's dazzling imagination and virtuosic prose adds up to pleasurable sensory overload." --Entertainment Weekly

"Russell handles the extraordinary in a humorous manner. . . . Sleep Donation's magical realism flare makes it not your average dystopia." --GQ

"Russell specializes in creating fantastical worlds that hum with recognizable rhythms. She excels at marrying the commonplace with the extraordinary." --Miami Herald

"Signature Russell: a fanciful, droll, elaborately thought-through allegory with a dark center. . . . Russell's language . . . is acrid, luminous, and deft. . . . She will chase down every flicker of ordinary experience and return with descriptions of uncanny aptness. . . . Her sentences both resonate with familiarity and startle with beauty." --Slate

"Weird, hilarious, and brilliant." --The Millions

"An audaciously allegorical novella. . . . As engaging as it is provocative." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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