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This genre-defying debut memoir by Betty Trask Prize winner, Samantha Harvey, weaves a tapestry of confessional anguish, flash fiction, cathartic poetry, and feverish observations on politics and psychology in a transcendent search for reality and truth. In 2016, Samantha Harvey began to lose sleep. She tried everything to appease her wakefulness: from medication to therapy, changes in her diet to changes in her living arrangements. Nothing seemed to help. The Shapeless Unease is Harvey's darkly funny and deeply intelligent anatomy of her insomnia, an immersive interior monologue of a year without one of the most basic human needs. Original and profound, and narrated with a lucid breathlessness, this is a startlingly insightful exploration of memory, writing and influence, death and the will to survive, from "this generation's Virginia Woolf" (Telegraph) .

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Samantha Harvey

Samantha Harvey lives and writes in sunny Florida. Originally from Texas, she learned Spanish in her teenage years and spent a summer in Costa Rica studying Latin American literature. For reasons that are difficult to explain, she taught herself how to pick locks and hot-wire cars. Her website is: http://sam.stayinspiredllc.com

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