* One of the more unusual, urgent young voices writing in Britain today, and very much of today's Britain, Walsh boldly confronts contemporary life, and her latest novel is a combustible combination of raw emotion and deep compassion Independent on Sunday * A brave and uncompromising novel that absolutely needed to be written dovegreyreader * Walsh is wonderfully in control of her world. Rachel's frenzied fatigue - which spirals rapidly and exponentially out of control - seeps off the novel's pages, inexorably carrying you along on her sleep-deprived journey. And you want to go along: Walsh is so terrific at making Rachel's universe immediate and vivid that you stay, immersed and riveted ... A book reflective of life itself Independent on Sunday * Walsh has a real way with words Herald * Compelling, unflinching and significant...invested with humour and colour The List * A more mature, but still hard hitting book. powerfully told. -- Doug Johnstone Big Issue * There will be lots here that is depressingly familiar to new parents. Walsh is particularly strong on that strung out narcotic hungover feeling of what life is like with too little sleep. Bookmunch
About the Author
Helen Walsh was born in Warrington, England, in 1976. Go To Sleep is her third novel. Her first, Brass, was published in 2004 and was the winner of a Betty Trask Prize. Her second novel, Once Upon a Time in England, was the winner of a Somerset Maugham Prize. She now lives in Liverpool.