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Madeleine Is Sleeping

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National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
When a girl falls into a deep and impenetrable sleep, the borders between her provincial French village and the peculiar, beguiling realm of her dreams begin to disappear: A fat woman sprouts delicate wings and takes flight; a failed photographer stumbles into the role of pornographer; a beautiful young wife grows to resemble her husband's viol. And in their midst travels Madeleine, the dreamer, who is trying to make sense of her own metamorphosis.

Part fairy tale, part coming-of-age story, this enchantingly inventive novel follows Madeleine as she leaves home, joins a gypsy circus, and falls into an unexpected triangle of desire and love.

Embracing the earthy and the ethereal, the comical and the poignant, Madeleine Is Sleeping is an adventure in the discovery of art, sexuality, community, and the self that transcends both time and place.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2004 : USA Hardback

Title: Madeleine Is Sleeping
Author(s): Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
ISBN: 0-15-101059-5 / 978-0-15-101059-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : USA Paperback

Title: Madeleine Is Sleeping (Harvest Book)
Author(s): Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
ISBN: 0-15-603227-9 / 978-0-15-603227-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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November 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Madeleine Is Sleeping (Harvest Book)
Author(s): Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Publisher: Mariner Books
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