Sleepless Night by Magriet de Moor
In the space of one sleepless night de Moor weaves a tale of remorse, grief and a bit of the madness that ensues after the suicide of a loved one, all in among the prospects of new beginnings. The story is compact and gripping. The heroine, a woman widowed several years ago, is plagued by sleepless nights on occasion and bakes to pass the time. As the night lumbers on she recounts her story, rehashing the past, looking for the answer to her husband’s demise. In an attempt to come to terms with her loss and to fulfill her need to be held, she takes a series of lovers who sleep soundly in her bed as she bakes in the kitchen downstairs.
The book left me with more questions than answers and deserved a second read. There were still unanswered questions at the end of the second read. This is a thought provoking book that is to be taken seriously. &There are layers of meaning here, which with adroit subtlety de Moor lets the reader puzzle out for themselves.&
I would definitely like to read more by this author from The Netherlands.
Review by Christine