The Little Sleep

The Little Sleep

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Struggling with the effects of narcolepsy and hallucinatory waking dreams on his career, Boston private detective Mark Genevich finds his inability to discern dreams from reality affecting a case involving a district attorney's reality-show contestant daughter and an elusive stalker who is blackmailing her with risque photos. Original.

Blackwell North Amer

The wickedly entertaining debut featuring Mark Genevich, Narcoleptic Detective

Mark Genevich is a South Boston P.I. with a little problem: he's narcoleptic, and he suffers from the most severe symptoms, including hypnagogic hallucinations. These waking dreams wreak havoc for a guy who depends on real-life clues to make his living.

Clients haven't exactly been beating down the door when Mark meets Jennifer Times—daughter of the powerful local D.A. and a contestant on American Star—who walks into his office with an outlandish story about a man who stole her fingers. He awakes from his latest hallucination alone, but on his desk is a manila envelope containing risqué photos of Jennifer. Are the pictures real, and if so, is Mark hunting a blackmailer, or worse?

Wildly imaginative and with a pitch-perfect voice, Paul Tremblay's The Little Sleep is the first in a new series that casts a fresh eye on the rigors of detective work, and introduces a character who has a lot to prove—if only he can stay awake long enough to do it.

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Boston private detective Mark Genevich's narcolepsy and hallucinatory waking dreams complicate a case involving a district attorney's reality-show contestant daughter and a stalker who is blackmailing her with risque photos.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805088496
Characteristics: 271 p. : 21 cm


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Sep 26, 2018

An odd, fun read. The premise is ridiculous, but it works. I really enjoyed this book. Love the way it's written.


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