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Voluntary madness by Vicki Hendricks

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Published by Serpent"s Tail in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Man-woman relationships -- Fiction,
  • Key West (Fla.) -- Fiction,
  • Terminally ill -- Fiction

Book details:

About the Edition

A dying man and his younger girlfriend make a pact to live a wild life and write a book about it. They give themselves one year, planning to end it all at the end of that year

Edition Notes

StatementVicki Hendricks
GenreFiction
The Physical Object
Pagination215 p. ;
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16998047M
ISBN 101852426667
LC Control Number00102181
OCLC/WorldCa45274106

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VOLUNTARY MADNESS is one the reader comes to share with the characters of this compelling, haunting, heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful novel because of the literary magic of Vicki Hendricks. Called noir and erotic, her work is more original and complex than that/5(15).   Punch is a beautiful man in his forties, slowly dying from alcohol abuse and diabetes. Juliette is his young, naive and adoring girlfriend, willing to do absolutely anything for him. Together they have made a twisted pact: to live a wild life in Key West, collecting material for the book Punch wants to write before they end it all a year later/5. About Voluntary Madness From the author of The New York Times bestseller Self- Made Man, a captivating expose of depression and mental illness in America Revelatory, deeply personal, and utterly relevant, Voluntary Madness is a controversial work that unveils the state of mental healthcare in the United States from the inside out.   Revelatory, deeply personal, and utterly relevant, Voluntary Madness is a controversial work that unveils the state of mental healthcare in the United States from the inside out. At the conclusion of her celebrated first book— Self-Made Man, in which she soent eighteen months disguised as a man-Norah Vincent found herself emotionally drained /5(36).

  From the author of The New York Times bestseller Self- Made Man, a captivating expose of depression and mental illness in America Revelatory, deeply personal, and utterly relevant, Voluntary.   From the author of The New York Times bestseller Self- Made Man, a captivating expose of depression and mental illness in America Revelatory, deeply personal, and utterly relevant, Voluntary Madness is a controversial work that unveils the state of mental healthcare in . Her first trip to a mental institution gave Vincent, being who she is, the idea for another book that would chronicle the state of mental health institutions in America. So began Vincent’s voluntary confinement to three different mental hospitals: Meriwether, a jaw-droppingly depressing facility in New York City; St. Luke’s, a make-do.   Where Self-Made Man ended, her new book, Voluntary Madness, begins. After her breakdown, Vincent decided to re-enter the psychiatric system as a Author: Alexander Linklater.

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