The Sleep Watcher
by Buchanan, Rowan Hisayo | Fiction & related items
Hardback | 256 pages
‘Beautifully written and compelling’ Daily Mail’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 . . . The Sleep Watcher is a novel that obsessed me from the moment I opened the cover’ Cal Flyn, author of Islands of Abandonment
When she is sixteen, Kit suffers a summer of peculiar sleeplessness that isn’t quite what it seems. Her body lies in bed while she wanders through her family home, the streets of her run-down seaside town and into the houses of friends and strangers. Unseen and unheard, she witnesses her parents and their fracturing relationship. Her home thrums with quiet violence that she can no longer ignore. With this secret knowledge it becomes impossible not to react and a single choice soon changes everything.
Intimate, tense and exquisitely observed, The Sleep Watcher is a moving portrait of family, danger and guilt, captured through the strange summer heat of adolescence.
‘The writing is incredibly beautiful and unbearably tense . . . It is exquisite’ Ruth Gilligan, author of The Butchers’An incredibly moving story about connection, loneliness, and what we do when we think no one else is watching’ Julianne Pachico, author of The Anthill