I wrote this novel, which is a fictionalized autobiography, to give a picture of what being schizophrenic feels like and what can be accomplished with a trusting relationship between a gifted therapist and a willing patient. It is not a case history or study. I like to think it is a hymn to reality.
The fascinating life story of the woman who helped me find my way in the dark. When Ms. Hornstein asked me about our relationship, I told her that Dr. Fromm-Reichmann and I were a team of miners. I had the map and she had the light.