Sunday, November 10, 2019

Seven books about insomnia to distract you from late-night dread

Gnesis Villar, an intern at Electric Literature, tagged seven books to distract you from late night existential dread, including:
Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun

In another novel about the sleepless apocalypse, our narrator Biggs has just lost his wife Carolyn to an insomnia that is wreaking havoc across the nation. Sleep has become a precious commodity in this world. The telltale signs of red-rimmed eyes, slurred speech, and a clouded mind have yet to manifest in Biggs so he while he can still sleep and dream he sets out to find Carolyn–encountering others fighting against sleeplessness along the way.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue