Wednesday, August 29, 2012

angelhead by greg bottoms

The opening scene in Greg Bottom's grim and powerful memoir depict's his older brother Michael's first psychotic breakdown, when he sees God while high on LSD. Greg recalls seeing the grimace of concentration on Michael's face and knowing, without hesitation, that his brother was, indeed, seeing God. The memoir goes on to recount, in vivid detail, his brother's descent into madness and describes the life-altering impact his mental illness had on his immediate family. Grade 10+