The Sleep Watcher

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan


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



ISBN: 9781399710664



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.

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

Affecting…both tense and tender’ – Sophie Mackintosh, Observer

Thoughtful…nuanced and powerful’ – Spectator


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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm