Angelhead : My Brother's Descent into Madness

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Set in Tidewater, Virginia, in the 1980s and early 1990s, this volume documents the violent, drug-addled descent of the author's brother, Michael, into paranoid schizophrenia. From Micheal's first psychotic break aged 14 - out of his mind on acid, seeing God in his suburban bedroom window - through a series of petty crimes, bizarre disappearances, and suicide attempts to the shocking crime that landed him in the psychiatric wing of a maximum-security prison. This book enables the reader to witness first-hand the fragmenting of a mind and a family. The author's prose offers no consolation or easy answers - simply emotional precision and hard more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 205mm
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747252718
  • 9780747252719

About Greg Bottoms

Greg Bottoms writes regularly for on-line magazines such as Salon and Nerve. This is his first more

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