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Let No One Sleep

Let No One Sleep

Current price: $16.99
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Publisher:
Bellevue Literary Press
ISBN:
9781942658931
Pages:
208
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Description

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

After Luc a 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 Luc a received on her tenth birthday from her long-since-dead mother. When he moves out of her building, Luc a 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 Mill s'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.

About the Author

Juan José Millás is the recipient of Spain's most prestigious literary prizes: the Premio Nadal, Premio Planeta, and Premio Nacional de Narrativa. He is the author of several short story collections and works of nonfiction as well as over a dozen novels, including two published in North America: Let No One Sleep and From the Shadows, a Publishers Weekly "Top 10 Book of the Year." A regular contributor to El País, Millás has also won many awards for his journalism. He lives in Madrid.