Inspired Sleep: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)

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These days, Bonnie Saks is lucky to gets four consecutive hours of shut-eye, what with her bed-wetting young son, her unfinished doctoral thesis, her meager teaching salary, and the fact that she’s pregnant by a lover about as reliable as her ex-husband.

Meanwhile, Ian Ogelvie, an ambitious young research scientist, is setting up a study of a promising new sleep aid. Their chance encounter forms the backdrop for this richly exuberant portrait of contemporary America, encompassing everything from the slippery evasions of love to the intricate network that binds together the pharmaceutical industry, managed care, and a shadow population of lost, sleepless souls. At once entertaining and philosophic, Inspired Sleep heralds a major voice in American fiction.

About the Author

Robert Cohen has received a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Pushcart Prize, and other awards. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, GQ, and other publications. He lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375718878
ISBN-10: 0375718877
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2002
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries