THE RIGHT HAND OF SLEEP is an amazing novel, one that touches on
themes of morality, society, family, history, right, and wrong.
It's a powerful story that reads like a whisper, a cool fog, a
melancholia found in the gauzy corners of one's mind.
This is the tale of Oskar Voxlauer, a likable protagonist who also
has his foibles and difficulties in life. He's remarkably human, a
hero who is heroic in the most basic sense --- someone who is just
like everyone else, with worries and fears, joys and hopes. Oskar
was a teenage deserter from the Austro-Hungarian army in World War
I and, as the novel unfolds, he is returning home to the Austrian
village of his birth. Back