Sleep Donation: A Novella
Sleep Donation: A Novella (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]
Karen Russell (Author)
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Swamplandia!, and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, an imaginative and haunting novella about an insomnia epidemic set in the near future.
A crisis has swept America. Hundreds of thousands have lost the ability to sleep. Enter the Slumber Corps, an organization that urges healthy dreamers to donate sleep to an insomniac. Under the wealthy and enigmatic Storch brothers the Corpsâ€™ reach has grown, with outposts in every major US city. Trish Edgewater, whose sister Dori was one of the first victims of the lethal insomnia, has spent the past seven years recruiting for the Corps. But Trishâ€™s faith in the organization and in her own motives begins to falter when she is confronted by â€œBaby A,â€ the first universal sleep donor, and the mysterious â€œDonor Y.â€
Sleep Donation explores a world facing the end of sleep as we know it, where â€œNight Worldsâ€ offer black market remedies to the desperate and sleep deprived, and where even the act of making a gift is not as simple as it appears.
- File Size: 870 KB
- Print Length: 110 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Atavist Books (March 25, 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HRGXNQS