Girl, Interrupted

Description

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-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. A clear-sighted, unflinching work that provokes questions about our definitions of sane and insane, Kaysen's extraordinary memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers.

Details

Author(s)
Susanna Kaysen
Format
Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions
152 x 207 x 13mm | 159g
Publication date
11 Jan 2000
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint
Virago Press Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Film tie-in
Illustrations note
Mit Abb.
ISBN10
1860497926
ISBN13
9781860497926
Bestsellers rank
7,698