History Keeps Me Awake at Night

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Pub Date 2 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 1 Mar 2023

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Description

Flickering between virtual Mexico and actual London, this smart, funny novel follows a woman who is losing herself in the search for what is missing.

Margit is at the point in life when things should have cohered. She's married, she's got a degree, she's got friends who throw good parties, and yet she's still adrift, moving from one precarious job to the next. One day, a picture of some Mexican students catches her eye in a newspaper. The group of 43 had been ambushed by police in 2014 while travelling on a bus and disappeared without a trace. And so begins Margit's obsession with the 'desaparecidos'. As she heads off down the rabbit holes and cul-de-sacs of Google Maps, her idiosyncratic quest to uncover the truth of what happened begins to eclipse pretty much everything else.

From a sharp and singular new literary voice, this is a novel that captures the texture of life in a frictionless city with drop-pin accuracy, while asking: is it possible to recover what is lost without losing oneself?

Flickering between virtual Mexico and actual London, this smart, funny novel follows a woman who is losing herself in the search for what is missing.

Margit is at the point in life when things should...


Advance Praise

‘A bold, highwire novel… Edwall has produced an existential psychological thriller for aesthetes and lovers of cultural London and the world... A story cleverly told of a young woman involved in contemporary forms of global voyeurism’ Sally Bayley

‘A bold, highwire novel… Edwall has produced an existential psychological thriller for aesthetes and lovers of cultural London and the world... A story cleverly told of a young woman involved in...


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ISBN 9781783788422
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