Sleepless Night

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Pub Date: 05/07/2019

Pages: 122

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: New Vessel Press

Imprint: New Vessel Press

ISBN 13: 9781939931696

ISBN 10: 193993169X

Price: $15.95

Category: FICTION / Literary

Sleepless Night

By Margriet de Moor, David Doherty

Price: $15.95



About the Book

"Compact, haunting, and lovely ... it is unhurried and assured; no word is wasted ... In both its rich and unapologetic descriptions of domesticity and frank attitude toward sex ... the book is a treatise on one individual's womanhood."
Kirkus Reviews

A woman gets up in the middle of a wintry night and starts baking a Bundt cake while her lover sleeps upstairs. When it’s time for her to take the cake out of the oven, we have read a tale of romance and death. The narrator of this novel was widowed years ago and is trying to find new passion. But the memory of her deceased husband and a shameful incident still holds her in its grasp. Why did he do it? Margriet de Moor, master storyteller and one of Europe's foremost novelists, recounts a gripping love story about endings and demise, rage and jealousy, knowledge and ambiguity—and the possibility of a fresh start.

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About the Book

The grande dame of Dutch literature recounts a story of romance and death punctuated by a middle of the night baking ritual.


Margriet de Moor had a career as a classical singer before making her fiction debut in 1988. She has written many novels including The Virtuoso, The Kreutzer Sonata, The Storm and The Duke of Egypt. Her work has been translated into twenty-four languages.