by Adrian Barnes

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Dawn breaks over Vancouver and no one in the world has slept the night before, or almost no one. A few people, perhaps one in ten thousand, can still sleep, and they’ve all shared the same golden dream. 

After six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis will set in. After four weeks, the body will die. In the interim, panic ensues and a bizarre new world arises in which those previously on the fringes of society take the lead. 

Paul, a writer, continues to sleep while his partner Tanya disintegrates before his eyes, and the new world swallows the old one whole.

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ISBN-13: 9781785655814
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 281,609
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Adrian Barnes was born in Blackpool, England but moved to Canada in 1969. He teaches English at Selkirk College, British Columbia. He is married with two children. He received an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and Nod is his first published novel.

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Nod 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Original and engaging, I loved this apocalyptic narrative. I was struck by the characters' complexities, their fullness, their clarity of thought. I also enjoyed the etymological treats throughout the story. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the wordsmithing...lots of great quotes and philosophizing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good premise but a somewhat painful execution. Brief glimpses of ideas half strung.
Brian Lindquist More than 1 year ago
Terrible gave up at page 36.