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  • Published: 6 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448182787
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Black Moon




Imagine a world without sleep. A world driven to the brink of exhaustion. A waking nightmare.

Imagine a world without sleep. A world driven to the brink of exhaustion. A waking nightmare.

The world has stopped sleeping.

Restless nights have grown into days of panic, delirium and, eventually, desperation. But few and far between, sleepers can still be found – a gift they quickly learn to hide.

Matt Biggs is one of the sleepers.

After six restless days and nights, Biggs wakes to find his wife gone. He stumbles out of the house in search of her to find a world awash with pandemonium. Sleep, it seems, is now the rarest and most precious commodity and there are those who would kill to have it…

  • Pub date: 6 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448182787
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Kenneth Calhoun

Kenneth Calhoun has published short fiction in The Paris Review, Tin House, and the 2011 Pen/O. Henry Prize Collection, among others. He has been awarded the Italo Calvino Prize for Fabulist Fiction and the Summer Literary Seminars/Fence Magazine fiction contest. He is a Graphic Design professor at Lasell College in Boston. Black Moon is his first novel.


Praise for Black Moon

“Extraordinary... Horribly, terribly compelling”

Alison Flood, Sunday Times

“Heartstopping”

Guardian

“Gripping... Terrifying yet terrific”

Metro

“Brilliant”

Daily Mail

“A gripping read... This is a book that will get you thinking – and thanking your lucky stars for a good night's sleep... I loved it”

Jenny Green, Sun

“Calhoun’s prose is razor sharp, concise yet hauntingly descriptive... I wouldn’t be surprised if Black Moon turns out to be the best debut novel of 2014”

Jim Dempsey, Bookmunch

“The novel is a heart-stopping quest”

Guardian, David Barnett

“Calhoun vividly depicts the societal collapse that results when people are no longer able to differentiate dreaming from reality... Skilled and polished”

James Lovegrove, Financial Times

“Gripping... Terrifying yet terrific”

Anita Sethi, Metro

“One of those perfectly simple concepts which can be summed up in a sentence. Great fun”

Bookseller

“Black Moon is the kind of book I envy as a writer, and seek out as a reader -- a novel of ideas wrapped in an gripping, expertly constructed story, full of feeling and intelligence. Kenneth Calhoun has his own distinctive voice, a voice I hope (and expect) to be hearing more from in years to come”

Charles Yu, author of Sorry Please Thank You

“Calhoun’s epidemic, this new and improved insomnia, sinks us into a world where ‘sleepers’ are the target of violent rage. Here we see the erosion of the everyday ruses that allow us to soldier on, the ugly truths we run from gaining ground. Black Moon is a powerful, beautiful debut.”

John Brandon, author of Citrus County and A Million Heavens


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