He Sleeps: A Novel by Reginald McKnight
He Sleeps: A Novel
Author: Reginald McKnight
Title: He Sleeps: A Novel
ISBN10: 0805048286
ISBN13: 978-0805048285
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; 1st edition (September 13, 2001)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1421 kb
Size epub: 1348 kb
Rating: 4.2 ✪
Votes: 338
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

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In this prize-winning author's most ambitious book to date, an African-American anthropologist trying to "find himself" in Senegal instead finds himself caught in a surreal web of deception and betrayal

Bertrand, a young African-American anthropologist, has ostensibly come to Senegal to do field research. But in truth, he left his home in Denver to gain a fresh perspective on his troubled marriage. Struggling to fit in with his new Senegalese family -- Alaine, his wife Kene, and their young daughter -- Bertrand finds himself, for the first time in his life, haunted by surreal and increasingly violent dreams. His waking hours are no less sinister; unwittingly, it seems, Bertrand has become caught in the tension -- sexual and otherwise -- building between the married couple. His relations with the rest of the village community are also strained; he can't escape the sensation that he's being set up for a grand-scale betrayal. As his sense of isolation and alienation escalates, he comes to believe that not only his fragile sense of identity -- but his very life -- is at stake.
A riveting tour de force, He Sleeps confirms Reginald McKnight's status as a writer of vivid imagination and exceptional talent.