Sunless by Gerard Donovan
Welcome to the America of manufactured disorders! Enter for the cure.
Sunless is one of the lucky few. He has problems--don't we all, these days? His mother's pill-popping has left her soulless. His father went missing a long time ago. The story is a harrowing one, to be sure. But surely he can make his way in life, in America, into adulthood. Only the future stands before him now--or is it the past?
He has been accepted for treatment by a famous psychiatrist who wants him to take a brand new medication. So S unless boards the Pharmalak train in Salt Lake City for his appointments in the Pharmalak hospital where the esteemed Doctor Fargoon prescribes him Pharmalak pills. Sunless may be the sanest person on the planet, or he may be sick, but so is the system that treats him.
In Sunless, Gerard Donovan--the author of Julius Winsome and Schopenhauer's Telescope--takes us on a journey into the mind of the bedeviled and the benighted, into a world of pain so great that the only balm is medical. Now all we have to do is find the way back out.