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Publisher Description

Psychosis is not for the faint of heart. Set in San Francisco's Tenderloin district in the 1980's, 5150 depicts a failure in the rite of passage from adolescence to adulthood. When young, gay Ethan Lloyd awakens to tremors he is first convinced they are little earthquakes. They turn out to be a forewarning of a psychotic episode that lands him first in jail, and then transferred or "5150'ed" to the mental hospital. Told in the first person with an extremely unreliable narrator, the book drags the reader into the world of madness and mental hospitals, with only the occasional gasp for air in the agreed-upon common reality most of us share.

Ethan's struggle to regain his sanity is pockmarked by a world of drugs, dirty sidewalks, vagrants and angels. Were it not for society's waterlogged safety nets, he might never have returned to share his tale of survival.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
October 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
189
Pages
PUBLISHER
Duncan MacLeod
SELLER
Smashwords, Inc.
SIZE
284.6
KB

Customer Reviews

RGN2008 ,

This book is crazy good

I read an earlier edition of this e book and was blown away. The way the narrator takes you into the inner workings of his psychosis leaves you feeling "crazy." I couldn't put it down.

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