Category: Literary Fiction
Regular price: $9.99
Deal price: $1.99
Deal starts: September 11, 2019
Deal ends: September 11, 2019
An NPR Great Read: This novel about bipolar disorder and one man's journey through the world is a "convincing portrait of mental illness" (Entertainment Weekly). This tour-de-force novel takes us inside the restless mind, ravaged heart, and anguished soul of Greyson Todd -- a successful Hollywood studio executive who leaves his wife and young daughter for a decade to travel the globe, finally giving free rein to the bipolar disorder he's been forced to keep hidden for almost twenty years. The story intricately weaves together three timelines -- Greyson's wanderings to Rome, to Israel, to Santiago, to Thailand, to Uganda; the progressive unraveling of his own father as seen through Greyson's childhood memories; and the intricacies and estrangements of his marriage -- all of which unfolds in a narrative spanning twelve thirty-second electroshock treatments in a New York psychiatric ward.