The Boon: Thoughts of a Schizophrenic in Remission
is a memoir of psychosis and recovery by Eugene Uttley.
An English teacher in Asia when the disorder took hold,
Uttley was propelled by delusions into a yearlong psychosis.
This first-hand account of madness and the road to recovery
shows what it is to be fragmented, mind and soul.
The Boon is Uttley in the process of becoming whole again.
Accompany Eugene Uttley on a mythological “hero’s journey” to another world and back again, and join him as he articulates the prize that he won there — The Ultimate Boon.
Through his struggles in coping with schizophrenia, Uttley has come to know what he wants. Now he just needs to figure out how to get it.
This experimental open letter includes original and appropriated prose, poetry, song, prayer… memoir, travelogue, sketches of Uttley’s present-day life, and literary exegesis. Its many sources and topics are ranging, but circle always back to the overarching theme of recovery from mental illness through better knowledge of self and becoming more whole, a complex process both mental and spiritual, which entails increasing awareness of connectedness to the greater whole, the infinite.
I work in the mental health field, and have had first hand experience with people who are schizophrenic, among other diagnoses. I was honored to be able to help promote The Boon by Eugene Uttley. It is on my To Be Read list, and I’m looking forward to reading about his journey. For your chance to win up to $15 in books from The Book Depository, or one of 10 copies of The Boon from Smashwords, please enter on the Rafflecopter below.
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