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Sleepless by Charlie Huston
  

Sleepless

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

A blisteringly powerful thriller set in a Los Angeles ravaged by a plague of sleeplessness. 'A stunningly original work of speculative fiction' NEW YORK TIMES

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Sleepless by Charlie Huston

Los Angeles has become the city that never sleeps: an insomnia epidemic is sweeping the town, causing psychosis. As people begin to lose their minds, the line between reality and nightmare blurs. LAPD officer Parker Haas can sleep, but he's wide awake. Going undercover to find the source of Dreamer - the black market drug that gives the afflicted the sleep relief they crave - he is plunged into a dark and restless world. But as he edges closer to the truth, Park must beware the enemies hiding in the shadows. Park's also battling a personal nightmare. His wife has been sleepless for months, and the final phase of the disease - 'the suffering' - is close. Soon, Park must decide what he'll do to save his loved ones, whatever the cost to himself...

Reviews

'A classic noir crime thriller...its depiction of a world in decline is chillingly well realised.'
SCI FI NOW

'Huston's LA-based pulp noir style offers plenty of thrills ... Huston paints his dystopian nightmare in vivid colours and with great pace.'
BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH

'Huston mizes equal parts Chandler, Ross Macdonald, PK Dick and Willaim Burroughs to create a fraught and terse narrative, written in punchy and elegant prose.'
CATHOLIC HERALD

'Those who like their science fiction with a twist of mystery should look no further'
SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

About the Author

Charlie Huston is the author of the Henry Thompson trilogy, the Joe Pitt casebooks, and the bestsellers THE SHOTGUN RULE and THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th January 2011

Author

Charlie Huston

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Author's Website

www.pulpnoir.com

Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Horror - Fantasy - SF
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780753828977

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