The sleep watcher

£9.99

When she is 16, Kit suffers a summer of peculiar sleeplessness. Her body lies in bed while she wanders through her family home, the streets of her run-down seaside town and into the houses of friends and strangers. Unseen and unheard, she witnesses her parents and their fracturing relationship. Her home thrums with quiet violence that she can no longer ignore. With this secret knowledge it becomes impossible not to react and a single choice soon changes everything.

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‘Affecting . . . both tense and tender’
Sophie Mackintosh, Observer

‘Thoughtful . . . nuanced and powerful’
Spectator

One summer, sixteen-year-old Kit’s life is upended by a strange sleeplessness. While her body lies in bed, she is able to wander through the night undetected, roaming the streets of her run-down seaside town, entering the houses of friends and strangers.

But the most painful revelations are found closest to home. Unseen and unheard, she witnesses the dark tensions in her parents’ marriage and, as her family starts to implode, she is forced into an impossible decision that changes everything.

‘Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is one of the most distinctive and luminously original novelists of her generation’
Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti

‘Elegant, atmospheric, sharp-edged’
Cal Flyn, author of Islands of Abandonment

Additional information

Weight194 g
Dimensions19613030 mm