The Outsider

The Outsider

A Journey Into My Father's Struggle With Madness

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Baker & Taylor
The author reflects on the loss of his father to schizophrenia and madness, piecing together the fragments of a life that disintigrated with the onset of the disease, leaving his fathera brilliant sociology professorparanoid, estranged from his family, and living in extreme poverty. $30,000 ad/promo.

Blackwell North Amer
The Outsider is an unsentimental yet profoundly moving look at one family's experience with mental illness. The Outsider moves beyond more straightforward accounts of mental illness to create a suspenseful and moving account of a son's search for the truth behind his father's haunted, solitary existence. It is a memoir of a father's fight to survive with dignity, and a son's struggle to know the father he lost to schizophrenia long before he finally lost him to death.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767901901
Characteristics: xv, 255 p. : ill ; 22 cm


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