Charlie Huston http://nwpr.org en Rhetoric Drowns Out The Thrills In Huston's 'Skinner' http://nwpr.org/post/rhetoric-drowns-out-thrills-hustons-skinner Charlie Huston's 2010 novel, <em>Sleepless</em>, bowled me over. What a powerful combination of combustible plot and fiery language! At the center of that book, an insomnia plague spreads across Southern California (and the rest of the country). The illness keeps you awake all night, quite fuzzy-minded during the day, and then after a couple of months it kills you. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 30792 at http://nwpr.org Rhetoric Drowns Out The Thrills In Huston's 'Skinner'