September 2019 Fiction & Entertainment General Titles

Sleepless Summer Bram Dehouck, translated by Jonathan Reeder

Sleepless Summer
Bram Dehouck, translated by Jonathan Reeder


Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Sep 2019 | World Editions | 9781642860160 | 180pp | 215x139mm | GEN | AUD$27.99, NZD$34.99

A butcher kept awake by the irritating hum of a wind turbine, a veterinarian obsessed by flickering shadows, a village driven into ruin.

Seasons come and go in provincial Blaashoek, where the town's superficial harmony is upended by the arrival of a wind farm. The irritating hum of the turbines keeps butcher Herman Bracke awake at night. He falls prey to a deadly fatigue and gradually loses control over his work, setting off a series of blood-curdling events with fatal consequences for the townspeople. 

'Dehouck creates a melancholic and wistful atmosphere in a world dominated by dark egocentrism. Uncanny, original and haunting.' — Flanders Literature

'A tragicomic novel about a small community that is increasingly disrupted.' — MPO Books