Details

ISBN-10: 1942658931
ISBN-13: 9781942658931
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publish Date: 08/23/2022
Dimensions: 8.11" L, 5.20" W, 0.63" H

Let No One Sleep

Translator: Thomas Bunstead

Paperback

Price: $16.99

Overview

An odyssey of operatic proportions, featuring an obsession-fueled taxi driver

After Lucía loses her job at an IT firm, she has a vision of her future career as a taxi driver, brought on by the intoxicating opera floating through her apartment’s air vent. She obtains her taxi license and meets the neighbor responsible for the music. Calaf is the man’s name, which also happens to be the name of the character in Puccini’s Turandot and the bird Lucía received on her tenth birthday from her long-since-dead mother. When he moves out of her building, Lucía becomes obsessed, driving through Madrid and searching for him on every corner, meeting intriguing people along the way. What follows is a phantasmagoria of coincidence, betrayal, and revenge, featuring Millás’s singular dark humor.

Let No One Sleep is a delirious novel in which the mundane and extraordinary collide, art revives and devastates, and identity is unhinged by the treacherous forces of contemporary society.

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Reviews

"Deftly blurs the line between reality and the absurd. . . . Coincidences are plentiful and may remind American readers of Paul Auster's mode. Millás tips his cap to his Latin American literary cousins in his fantastical denouement in which he returns to a scene akin to the punishment of Prometheus." –On the Seawall

"Nicely layered and twisted." –Complete Review

"Everything impresses in this darkly iridescent, utterly captivating flight." –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Masterly. . . . A disquieting fantasy of the Kafkian variety." –Library Journal

"Memorable. . . . A strange and often transgressive exploration of art and intimacy." –Kirkus Reviews

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Details

ISBN-10: 1942658931
ISBN-13: 9781942658931
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publish Date: 08/23/2022
Dimensions: 8.11" L, 5.20" W, 0.63" H
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