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Critical Praise

Tory Troy emerges as a smart, intuitive, sometimes funny woman who loves animals (and has a credible rationale for her job, which is described in detail) and who seems to harbor no particular ax to grind against her fellow employees. So what pushed her over the edge? Wisely, Spignesi allows readers to think about that on their own.


An ingenious debut, largely talk, follows a moral and spiritual light as it rises out of darkness in a mental hospital. The main dialogue takes place between Tory and psychiatrist Dr. Baraku Bexley, who looks into her past with her ... Sucks you in, then delivers a wildly weird and unforeseeable ending.

Kirkus Review