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From multi-award winning author Nino Ricci comes a novel of devastating emotional power and intelligence, and often breathless suspense: the story of one man's descent into sleeplessness. David Pace is a man who has it all--a successful career as an almost-famous academic, a wife blessed with both beauty and brains, a young son and a lovely home. But David's brain has begun to misfire. It shuts off when David is meant to be awake--when he's writing, when he's lecturing, when he's driving--but otherwise denies him any rest at all. Popping a variety of pills at an increasingly alarming rate, David struggles to remain alert, but his efforts become less and less effective, leaving his family in tatters and his career on the brink. Then, almost by accident, David finds himself with a loaded gun in his hands, and all of a sudden he feels tantalizingly, gloriously awake. The sensation, fuelled by a steady mix of pharmaceuticals, launches David towards the extremes of...
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780385681612
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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patcumming Dec 02, 2015

Watching the protagonist in Ricci's latest novel fall apart is like watching a trainwreck. David Pace is definitely not likeable but he is fascinating and Ricci's writing is ever so readable. My only criticism is that the last part of the book which takes place in a war torn country seemed like a separate story. Well worth a read.

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