Mr. Nimbus has spent his whole life trying to go to sleep. Night after night he tosses and turns in his bed, counting sheep, stars, and holes in the ceiling. Though he can’t sleep a wink at night, he is VERY good at sleeping during the day, when the rest of the world is awake. One night, after he's slept the day away at the zoo, a letter arrives. “The world is much brighter than the view from your window. Have you ever considered returning at night? Signed, Tarsier, Studio 35, Hall of the Nocturnal Beasts, Zoo.” What will he find when he goes outside?
Night Life will be published by McSweeney's in October 2014.