The novel follows the life of a young, beautiful, and wealthy woman living in New York City who decides to enter a year of drug-induced sleep to escape her disillusionment with life and the world around her. Encouraged by her eccentric, unethical psychiatrist, she spends most of her time sleeping, waking only to eat, watch movies, and occasionally socialize with her best friend. The book explores themes of depression, alienation, and the search for meaning in a modern, materialistic society.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 11th on Top 10 Fiction Books of the Decade(2010) (Entertainment Weekly)
- 36th on The 20 Best Novels of the Decade (2010s) (Literary Hub)
- The Ultimate Book Bucket List: The 75 Best Books Of All Time (Refinery29)