By Laurie Sheck
Eventually he arrives in San Servolo, the Island of the Mad, within the Venetian Lagoon, just a couple of mins’ boat-ride from Venice. on the island’s previous, deserted sanatorium which has been become a convention heart, he discovers a multitude of papers in a drawer, and between them the correspondence and notes of 2 of the island’s former inhabitantsa girl with a unprecedented genetic ailment which explanations the bothered to steadily turn into not able to sleep till, more and more hallucinatory and feverish, they primarily die of sleeplessness; and her pal, a guy who reports epileptic seizures. because the sleepless woman’s eyesight fails, she desires just one thingthat her good friend learn to her from Dostoevsky’s nice novel, The Idiot, a ebook she loves yet can not learn herself. As Ambrose follows their unusual story, every little thing he has ever identified or inspiration is termed into question.