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To sleep, perchance to dream

Novelist S.D. ChrosTowska delivers a highly allusive, philosophically dense dystopian novel

The Eyelid

S.D. Chrostowska

Coach House Books

“SLEEPING ONE’S FILL, as physical regeneration and cognitive housekeeping, is a luxury that even the rich, let alone those following suit, cannot afford,” writes S.D. Chrostowska in her 2015 hybrid of philosophy, criticism, and aphorism, Matches: A Light Book. “Lack of sleep is one of the few things they have in common with the poor. When they do close their eyes, neither expect the law to watch over them, only some good angel to keep away illness and bad dreams, or some personal god of discipline to keep them from sleeping in.”

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