Candle Life

Candle Life When a man can t sleep any mor e any sleep is a good sleep and this one turned out to be something like a coma and filled with you Yukiko only you An Australian novelist is living in an arts comm

  • Title: Candle Life
  • Author: Venero Armanno
  • ISBN: 9781741661200
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a man can t sleep any mor e, any sleep is a good sleep, and this one turned out to be something like a coma, and filled with you, Yukiko, only you An Australian novelist is living in an arts community in Paris, trying to write He is mourning the death of the love of his life, Kiko Still drowning in grief, one day he is harassed by a beggar, who claims to be a famo When a man can t sleep any mor e, any sleep is a good sleep, and this one turned out to be something like a coma, and filled with you, Yukiko, only you An Australian novelist is living in an arts community in Paris, trying to write He is mourning the death of the love of his life, Kiko Still drowning in grief, one day he is harassed by a beggar, who claims to be a famous American writer, Sonny Lee As his life is penetrated by Sonny it begins to unravel Soon the novelist encounters Zoya, a mute Russian girl with whom he makes love, and in turn she introduces him to Les Belles Endormies a place where, after drinking a potent green tea, clients fall asleep and experience hallucinogenic dreams about episodes in their past In the meantime the death of a friend brings the novelist into contact with Emilie, and slowly love begins to seem possible to him again The story moves from Paris s artistic community to the maelstrom of a dance party in the city s streets to its chilling subterranean catacombs to the eerie thermal springs of Pamukkale in Turkey Dealing with the nature of reality and dreams, of love, identity, despair and salvation, this is a truly brilliant and startlingly original novel.

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    1. Official Blurb.'When a man can't sleep any mor e, any sleep is a good sleep, and this one turned out to be something like a coma, and filled with you, Yukiko, only you.'An Australian novelist is living in an arts community in Paris, trying to write. He is mourning the death of the love of his life, Kiko. Still drowning in grief, one day he is harassed by a beggar, who claims to be a famous American writer, Sonny Lee. As his life is penetrated by Sonny it begins to unravel. Soon the novelist enco [...]

    2. I tried to read this book, but failed to finish. I couldn't get into the philosophical side of it. The book seemed to ramble around in the first 30 pages without engaging me. Not my glass of tea.

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