A novel, soon to be hitting our British shelves, that follows the lives – and dreams – of a handful of people living in the fictional town of Santa Lora, after a mysterious virus slips into each of its residents, causing them to fall into a deep, unshakeable sleep.
Dreams and the sleep in which they often stem from, have always been a topic of fascination for us all. And this book was everything I expected it to be. A collection of intimately observed strangers, living and struggling beside the ominous weight of a sleeping virus. The question of who might fall ill next, and if they will ever wake up, whistled through this novel – and I think the author handled that spool of thread with care, letting out just enough to keep me bated.