Ti­tle: The In­som­nia Mu­seum

Au­thor: Laurie Can­ciani

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO CITY BEAT -

ANNA lives in a at with dad. He is a hoarder, and to­gether they have spent the last 12 years con­struct­ing the In­som­nia Mu­seum, a labyrinth built from dead TVs, old cuckoo clocks, stacks of news­pa­pers and other junk dad has found.

Anna is 17. She can’t re­mem­ber ever hav­ing seen out­side the

at, but noises pen­e­trate her iso­lated world: dogs bark in the walls, mu­sic plays in the

oor, and a ship sails through the canyons be­tween the tower blocks.

Then, one day, dad falls asleep and won’t wake up, and Anna must leave the mu­seum and try to sur­vive in a place that turns out to be stranger and more dan­ger­ous than she could have imag­ined.

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