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We Shall Not All Sleep

(2017)
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"An utterly compelling novel from a brilliant new voice.  - M.L. Stedman, author of The Light Between Oceans

Seven Island has two houses. One for Hillsingers and one for Quicks.


1964. The Hillsingers and the Quicks have shared the small Maine island of Seven for generations. But though technically family--Jim Hillsinger and Billy Quick married Park Avenue sisters Lila and Hannah Blackwell--they do not mix. Now, on the anniversary of Hannah's death, Lila feels grief pulling her toward Billy. And Jim, a spy recently ousted from the CIA on suspicion of treason, decides to carry out the threat his wife has explicitly forbidden: to banish their youngest son, the twelve-year-old Catta, to the neighboring island of Baffin for twenty-four hours in an attempt to make a man out of him.

With their elders preoccupied, the Hillsinger and Quick children run wild, playing violent games led by Catta's sadistic older brother James. The island manager Cyrus and the servants tend to the families while preparing for the Migration, a yearly farming ritual that means one thing to their employers, and something very different to them.

Set during three summer days, Estep Nagy's debut novel moves among the communities of Seven as longstanding tensions become tactical face-offs in which everything is fair game for ammunition. Vividly capturing the rift between the cold warriors of Jim's generation and the rebellious seekers of Catta's, We Shall Not All Sleep is a richly told story of American class, family, and manipulation--a compelling portrait of a unique and privileged WASP stronghold on the brink of dissolution.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"This is an amazing book. It's rare to encounter such mature insight into as interesting and complex characters as these. Anyone who is fascinated by human crossovers and transformations will be thankful for We Shall Not All Sleep." - Gail Godwin

"An utterly compelling novel from a brilliant new voice." - M L Stedman


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Hardback Editions

July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: We Shall Not All Sleep: A Novel
Author(s): Estep Nagy
ISBN: 1-63286-841-5 / 978-1-63286-841-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: We Shall Not All Sleep: A Novel
Author(s): Estep Nagy
ISBN: 1-63286-842-3 / 978-1-63286-842-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: We Shall Not All Sleep
Author(s): Estep Nagy
ISBN: 1-5436-8938-8 / 978-1-5436-8938-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: We Shall Not All Sleep: A Novel
Author(s): Estep Nagy
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: We Shall Not All Sleep: A Novel
Author(s): Estep Nagy
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: We Shall Not All Sleep: A Novel
Author(s): Estep Nagy
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: We Shall Not All Sleep: A Novel
Author(s): Estep Nagy
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU