—GARY SHTEYNGART, author of Super Sad True Love Story “The Sleepwalkers Guide to Dancing seizes the reader early and never lets go. Its electricities reside in Mira Jacobs acute details and the sadness, anger, and humor of her ...
Author: Mira Jacob
Publisher: Random House
A winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past—for readers of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Mona Simpson, and Jhumpa Lahiri NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, BUSTLE, AND EMILY GOULD, THE MILLIONS With depth, heart, and agility, debut novelist Mira Jacob takes us on a deftly plotted journey that ranges from 1970s India to suburban 1980s New Mexico to Seattle during the dot.com boom. The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing is an epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, the pull of hope, and the power of making peace with life’s uncertainties. Celebrated brain surgeon Thomas Eapen has been sitting on his porch, talking to dead relatives. At least that is the story his wife, Kamala, prone to exaggeration, tells their daughter, Amina, a photographer living in Seattle. Reluctantly Amina returns home and finds a situation that is far more complicated than her mother let on, with roots in a trip the family, including Amina’s rebellious brother Akhil, took to India twenty years earlier. Confronted by Thomas’s unwillingness to explain himself, strange looks from the hospital staff, and a series of puzzling items buried in her mother’s garden, Amina soon realizes that the only way she can help her father is by coming to terms with her family’s painful past. In doing so, she must reckon with the ghosts that haunt all of the Eapens. Praise for The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing “With wit and a rich understanding of human foibles, Jacob unspools a story that will touch your heart.”—People “Optimistic, unpretentious and refreshingly witty.”—Associated Press “By turns hilarious and tender and always attuned to shifts of emotion . . . [Jacob’s] characters shimmer with life.”—Entertainment Weekly “A rich, engrossing debut told with lightness and care.”—The Kansas City Star “[A] sprawling, poignant, often humorous novel . . . Told with humor and sympathy for its characters, the book serves as a bittersweet lesson in the binding power of family, even when we seek to break out from it.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Moving forward and back in time, Jacob balances comedy and romance with indelible sorrow. . . . When her plot springs surprises, she lets them happen just as they do in life: blindsidingly right in the middle of things.”—The Boston Globe
Sion Scott-Wilson. SION SCOTT-WILSON THE SLEEPWALKER'S INTRODUCTION TO FLIGHT Pan Books First published 2008 by Macmillan New Writing This edition published.
Author: Sion Scott-Wilson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
'Funny and filled with heart . . . a sparky debut' – Alexandra Heminsley, The London Paper Dreaming of joining the brotherhood of Acapulcan cliff-divers, young Mikey Hough rigs a diving platform in the garden of his suburban Berkshire home. Two years later, when he awakes from his coma, Mikey befriends Roger, an elderly ex-pilot hospitalised when his precious Distinguished Flying Cross was violently stolen from him. Mikey soon learns that his own disastrous attempt at flight has damaged his Suprachiasmatic Nucleus, destroying his ability to sleep. The medical profession can do nothing for him. He is sent home from hospital to die. One night, a despondent Mikey stumbles across Livia, the cynical teenage ward of a neighbouring councilman. Together they decide to track down Roger’s stolen medal. So begins a remarkable, picaresque journey into the dark heart of suburban England, during which the fearless Mikey and Livia confront a sprawling cast of pensioners, policemen and criminals – including the profoundly sinister man-child ‘The Fat Controller’. As they hurtle towards daybreak, they persuade Roger to undertake one last, gut-wrenching sortie into the night skies. The Sleepwalker's Introduction to Flight is a heart-rending and riotous mini-epic, a brilliantly subversive coming-of-age tale about what happens when dark and light collide, and society’s marginalised find their voice. 'A humorous, moving and eloquent debut' Bookseller
Although they are ostensibly asleep, the sleepwalkers have both eyes wide open. ... What the sleepwalker experiences is a percipient event; a moment of spiralling potential of truth and falsity far too eventful to always concretely ...
Author: Tony D. Sampson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
Positing online users as 'sleepwalkers', Tony Sampson offers an original and compelling approach for understanding how social media platforms produce subjectivities. Drawing on a wide range of theorists, including A.N. Whitehead and Gabriel Tarde, he provides tools to track his sleepwalker through the 'dark refrain of social media': a refrain that spreads through viral platform architectures with a staccato-like repetition of shock events, rumours, conspiracy, misinformation, big lies, search engine weaponization, data voids, populist strongmen, immune system failures, and far-right hate speech. Sampson's sleepwalker is not a pre-programmed smartphone junkie, but a conceptual personae intended to dodge capture by data doubles and lookalikes. Sleepwalkers are neither asleep nor wide awake; they are a liminal experimentation in collective mimicry and self-other relationality. Their purpose is to stir up a new kind of community that emerges from the potentialities of revolutionary contagion. At a time in which social media is influencing more people than ever, A Sleepwalker's Guide to Social Media is an important reference for students and scholars of media theory, digital media and social media.
Not about my hands , necessarily - about the sleepwalking . Even if there was nothing he could do , I'd feel better if someone told me there was nothing to worry about . THE NEXT MORNING I sat in Dr. Caldwell's examining room , my hands ...
the characteristics of the sleepwalker and then those of the responsive hypnotic subject . A series of studies ( Jacobson et al . , 1965 ; Kales et al . , 1966 ; Pai , 1946 ) indicate that the sleepwalker manifests the following four ...
Sleepwalker's Moon BOOKS BY ELLA THORP ELLIS Roam the Wild Country Celebrate the Morning Riptide Where the Road Ends Hallelujah Sleepwalker's Moon This one NPD7 - USR - XNAW Sleepwalker's Moon by Ella Thorp Ellis Atheneum 1980 New York.
Author: Ella Thorp Ellis
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
Though Anna is sent to stay with a family she has always loved when her father joins the Army in 1942, she comes to realize, bitterly, that she really does not belong among them.
1 " The Sleepwalker . " A FARCICAL comedy , in three acts , by H. C. Abbott . Presented , for the first time in New York , at the Bijou Theatre , on Monday , April 9 , 1894 , with the following cast : Mr. Jack Pointer , Major Blister ...
( Fong 169-70 ) The Sleepwalker's encounter with the Prostitute further allows him to understand himself as a subject of sexuality . The Sleepwalker's repression of his self and his anxieties about sex and women are brought to light in ...
Wasn't that about the time the sleepwalking had begun , when he had awakened naked , sitting in the car in the garage ? Britt suddenly pounded his fists on the desk as he felt the ache of helplessness narcotize his brain .
Author: David Combs
Brittain Miles becomes convinced that he is responsible for a series of grisly murders, though he has no memory of his actions
Sleepwalking is described as a state - transition disorder , and it occurs between slow wave sleep and REM sleep . The sleepwalker starts to change into dreaming sleep but the process becomes interrupted and , over some minutes he may ...
Author: Edmund Michael R. Critchley
Publisher: Jason Aronson
By examining various aspects of human awareness, including the sense of touch, deafness and the constraints of language, this volume aims to define the essence of the material world in neurological rather than psychological or psychiatric terms.
THE SLEEPWALKER When someone called out to the sleepwalker , she was already halfway home . She had crossed a street and stopped in front of a store window , in whose dull and dirty pane she saw something reflected : a bit of March sky ...
3 ) Third , when the sleepwalker is told to wake up , he does not awaken . ... Finally , when the sleepwalker is awakened in the morning , or if he is awakened during his sleepwalking , he shows no indication of remembering the episode ...
Sleepwalking Sleepwalking is not really a medical condition , but it can alarm some parents . I should point out that sleepwalking is not really a type of night waking because the sleepwalker is actually still asleep , though not ...
Author: Paul Fleiss
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Family & Relationships
Most new parents quickly and sadly discover the difficulty of getting a child first to go to sleep, and then to sleep throughout the night. Dr. Fleiss, a noted family pediatrician for more than 30 years, shares his secrets for discovering a child's natural sleep patterns, developing positive bedtime rituals, nutritional and lifestyle aids to sleep, and how co-sleeping affects normal growth and development.
On occasion , it may be necessary to differentiate sleepwalking from other conditions , such as dissociative states or nocturnal wanderings.134 In contrast to sleepwalkers , individuals in dissociative states are much more alert and are ...
In adolescents and adults , this fragmentation can also trigger sleepwalking , he says . Should You .. Wake a Sleepwalker ? Empty your bladder before retiring . Since sleepwalking is usually triggered by a partial arousal from sleep ...
Author: Consumer Guide
Publisher: Publications International Limited
Category: Medicine, Popular
Comprehensive health advisory manual offering preventive medicine tips as well as sound nutrition, medical, mental, dental, cosmetic, and stress-reduction advice. Designed to help prevent, cope with, and/or treat more than 100 common health problems.
It is only by bringing into the open the inherent contradictions , and the metaphysical implications of Newtonian gravity , that one is able to realize the enormous courage- or sleepwalker's assurance — that was needed to use it as the ...
Author: Arthur Koestler
Publisher: Hutchinson Radius
Bringing the history of cosmology--from the Babylonians to Newton--to life in a masterly synthesis, Koestler shows how the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century.
Sleepwalking Sleepwalking , because it is a phenomenon of stages 3 and 4 slow - wave sleep , commonly occurs within two ... It is commonplace for the spouse of a sleepwalker to complain that they are kicked , bruised , and sometimes ...
Sleepwalking , say the psychia- climbed out a window of his 12thtrists , is in most instances a symptom floor apartment , walked an 18 ... Dr. Jolowicz certain emotional conflicts are acted points out , that the sleepwalker has out .
Includes section "Catholic books of current interest."
Even the sleepwalker who is not bothered by his or her excursions and who has no particular anxiety about the condition needs to be protected . If the sleepwalking experience is not frightening or disruptive , protective measures alone ...