By Karen Russell
A haunting novella on a deadly insomnia epidemic and the lengths one woman will go to to fight it.
In a world plagued by a global epidemic of insomnia, hundreds of thousands of people have totally lost the ability to sleep. Enter the Slumber Corps and its top recruiter, Trish Edgewater. She can get even the most reluctant healthy dreamer to donate sleep to an insomniac in crisis.
But when Trish is confronted by “Baby A,” the first universal sleep donor, and the mysterious “Donor Y,” whose horrific nightmares are threatening to infect the precious sleep supply, her faith in the organisation and in her own motives begins to falter. Fully illustrated with dreamy evocations of Russell’s singular imagination and featuring a brand-new “Nightmare Appendix,” Sleep Donation will keep readers up long into the night and haunt their dreams long after.
Read if you: are reading this at 2.39am.