The Shapeless Unease by Samantha Harvey audiobook

The Shapeless Unease: A Year of Not Sleeping

By Samantha Harvey
Read by Samantha Harvey

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9780802148827

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781980097075

  • ISBN: 9781665001496

Runtime: 4.54 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Washington Post Pick of the Most "2020" Book of 2020

Amazon Editor’s Top Pick of 2020 in Biographies & Memoirs 

A London Guardian Pick of Best Audiobooks

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Literary Hub Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2020

This genre-defying debut memoir by award–winning author Samantha Harvey weaves a tapestry of confessional anguish, flash fiction, cathartic poetry, and feverish observations on politics and psychology in a transcendent search for reality and truth.

In 2016, Samantha Harvey began to lose sleep. She tried everything to appease her wakefulness, from medication to therapy, changes in her diet to changes in her living arrangements. Nothing seemed to help.

The Shapeless Unease is Harvey’s darkly funny and deeply intelligent anatomy of her insomnia, an immersive interior monologue of a year without one of the most basic human needs.

Original and profound, and narrated with a lucid breathlessness, this is a startlingly insightful exploration of memory, writing and influence, death and the will to survive, from “this generation’s Virginia Woolf” (London Telegraph).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Both cools and warms, lofts and lulls, settling gradually on its inhabitant with an ethereal solidity.” New York Times Book Review
“The novelist’s examination of her year-long struggle with insomnia is poetic and inventive. Her hushed reading adds to the atmosphere.” The Guardian (audio review)
"[A] raw and unsettling account of twelve months of inexplicable insomnia…Readers looking for their own cure will instead find an erudite companion to help them through the dark times.” Sunday Times (London)
“An exquisitely rendered voyage into the ‘shapelessness of a life without sleep, where days merge unbounded.’" Kirkus Reviews

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Samantha Harvey

Author Bio: Samantha Harvey

Born in Kent, England, in 1975, Samantha Harvey has an MA in philosophy and an MA, with distinction, from the Bath Spa Creative Writing course. In addition to writing, she has traveled extensively, taught in Japan, lived in Ireland and New Zealand. She recently cofounded an environmental charity. She lives in Bath, England.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 4.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English