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The Shapeless Unease: My Year in Search of Sleep

The Shapeless Unease: My Year in Search of Sleep (Paperback)

By Harvey, Samantha

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'Easily one of the truest and best books I've read about what it's like to be alive now, in this country' Max Porter Sleep. Sleep. Like money, you only think about it when you have too little. Then you think about it all the time, and the less you have the more you think about it.... It becomes the prism through which you see the world and nothing can exist except in relation to it. Samantha Harvey's insomnia arrived, seemingly, from nowhere; for a year she has spent her nights chasing sleep that rarely comes. She's tried everything to appease it. Nothing is helping. What happens when one of the basic human needs goes unmet? For Samantha Harvey, extreme sleep deprivation resulted in a raw clarity about life itself. Original and profound, The Shapeless Unease is a startlingly insightful exploration of memory, writing and influence, death and grief, and the will to survive.
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ISBN 9781529112092
Released NZ 7 Jan 2021
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781529112092
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 7 Jan 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Harvey, Samantha
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
States Of Consciousness: Sleep & Dreams
Sleep Disorders
Coping With Personal Problems
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 362.196849820092
Weight 158g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Insomnia, Insomniacs - Psychology, Sleep
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade