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Girl, interrupted

By: Kaysen, Susanna

1860497926 / 9781860497926
Paperback
616.8'9'0092
11/01/2000
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England
20 cm 168p.
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Reprint. Film tie-in. Originally published: New York: Turtle Bay, 1993; London: Virago, 1995.

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital to be treated for depression.

She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital renowned for its famous clientele - Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor and Ray Charles.

An unflinching work that asks questions about our definitions of sane and insane, Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers.

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