'Indeed, the book stands up remarkably well (better than some communist empires have ...), showing it is much more than just a product of and reflection on Soviet times and circumstances; its belated translation is very welcome'
Happy publication day to Alberts Bels's infamous novel, Insomnia!
And to celebrate, it's been given a fantastic and indepth first review. You can read the full review here.
And you can pick up your copy here!
Originally written in 1967 and not released in its uncensored form until 2003, Insomnia (translated from the Latvian, Bezmiegs) has become a classic of Cold War writing and continues to exert a major influence over Latvian literature. Translated by Jayde Will.