The Here and Now

By: Cohen, Robert

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Hailed as the heir to such great comic writers as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, Robert Cohen makes good on the comparisons with this richly satiric and exuberant portrait of millennial America -- its believers, hustlers, prospering careerists, and its shadow population of lost, sleepless souls.

Bonnie Saks of Cambridge, Massachusetts, needs help. Her unfinished dissertation is flung across her desk. Her ex-husband has decamped to South America, leaving her with their two sons. And most pressingly of all, she has a debilitating case of insomnia. So when she sees a sign that asks, are you Ssleeping Too Little?, Bonnie immediately signs up for a state-of-the-art study. Under the care of Ian, a hot-shot researcher with visionary ideas, and with the aid of an experimental drug, she enters a vague and happy dream state that may or may not be good for her.

With a keen, panoramic eye, Inspired Sleep encompasses everything from the slippery evasions of love to the intricate network of commerce that ties together Wall Street, the pharmaceutical industry, and managed care. Dramatizing one of the most salient questions of our times -- Are anti-depressant drugs an escape from, or a channel to, our genuine selves? -- it is both profoundly illuminating and funny.

Title: The Here and Now

Author Name: Cohen, Robert

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Scribner: 1997-01-02

ISBN Number: 0684831414

ISBN Number 13: 9780684831411

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU9138411