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published: Apr 1995
ISBN:9780864921574

Sleeping with the Insane

by Jennifer Mitton

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list price: $14.95
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published: Apr 1995
ISBN:9780864921574
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Jennifer Mitton's 1992 novel Fadimatu was called "powerful," "engrossing," "richly textured," and "revealing." The eleven stories in Sleeping with the Insane portray these qualities in subtle and startling ways. Sexuality — its painful expression and equally painful suppression — is a common theme throughout this collection, a shifting ground upon which themes of compulsion, transgression, fear, and desire are played out. Readers follow Mitton into the dream-like yet very real Marseille of "A Period of Weakness," past the anonymous any-town of "Spies," or through the emphatically surreal Vancouver of "Rules for the Living," captive participants in her almost-familiar worlds.

About the Author

Jennifer Mitton

A teacher by profession, Mitton studied in France and taught in Nigeria as well as in Vancouver, where she now lives. A woman of many talents, she is a former editor of Prism International; she wrote and illustrated Bonjour Minuit, a young adult novel; an she reviews regularly for The Toronto Star and The Vancouver Sun.
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