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Gerard Donovan

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-981-2
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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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 Sunless 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.

Praise for Sunless and Gerard Donavan
"Sunless's bleached-out existence is poignant and comical . . we are helped into the story by Donovan's disciplined prose, which can precisely catch the characters' perceptions and their wish to live like flowers stuck to the side of a hill in a breeze, a bit of clay, a bit of sun." - ,The Guardian

"Donovan's 2006 novel, Julius Winsome, was one of our favorites of that year, melding a minimalist, poetic voice with a slow-burning mania to create a haunting psychological masterpiece. In Sunless, the lyricism is still there . . ." - Time Out Chicago

GERARD DONOVAN, born in Ireland, is the author of two acclaimed novels, Julius Winsome and Schopenhauer s Telescope, and the collection Young Irelanders. He lives in New York.

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