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Sleep Watcher

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

'Affecting . . . both tense and tender'
Sophie Mackintosh, Observer

'Thoughtful . . . nuanced and powerful'
Spectator

One summer, sixteen-year-old Kit's life is upended by a strange sleeplessness. While her body lies in bed, she is able to wander through the night undetected, roaming the streets of her run-down seaside town, entering the houses of friends and strangers.

But the most painful revelations are found closest to home. Unseen and unheard, she witnesses the dark tensions in her parents' marriage and, as her family starts to implode, she is forced into an impossible decision that changes everything.

'Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is one of the most distinctive and luminously original novelists of her generation'
Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti

'Elegant, atmospheric, sharp-edged'
Cal Flyn, author of Islands of Abandonment

  • Classification : GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION
  • Pub Date : MAR 14, 2024
  • Imprint : Sceptre
  • Page Extent : 272
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781399710664
  • Price : INR 599
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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of Harmless Like You, Starling Days and The Sleep Watcher. She has won the Authors' Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award and been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Her work has been a New York Times Editors' Choice and an NPR Great Read. Rowan was the recipient of fellowships from MacDowell, Hedgebrook, the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Gladstone's Library and Kundiman. Her writing has appeared in Granta, The Paris Review and The Atlantic among other places.

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