Inspired Sleep by Robert Cohen

Issue #84
Spring 2001

Rosellen Brown recommends
Inspired Sleep, a novel by Robert Cohen: “This novel, more gently than DeLillo’s
White Noise, and with a wicked wit, takes an appalled look at Americans’ current work-weary, sleep-deprived, multitasking-unsatisfactory-lives and shows why it’s no wonder so many reach for the anodyne of pills. Sympathetic to some and hell on others, this is no sermon; it’s a richly imagined comic drama, pitch-perfect and scary for its accuracy. Cohen-author of two terrific novels,
The Organ Builder and
The Here and Now-deserves far more attention than he’s had. Maybe this one will make him more visible.” (Scribner)