The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Ladies
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On this gothic bestseller, two younger ladies, residing centuries aside, each accused of insanity, talk throughout time to struggle a typical enemy…their medical doctors.
“It was the canine who discovered me.”
Such is the stark confession launching the harrowing scene that begins The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Ladies as Emilie, a younger musician on the verge of a brilliant profession, makes an attempt suicide by overdosing on the antipsychotics prescribed to deal with her bipolar dysfunction. Upon being found, Emilie is revived and instantly incarcerated in a maximum-security psych ward, regardless of her protestations that she will not be loopy, and might present legitimate causes for her actions if somebody would solely pay attention.
Handled as a legal, closely medicated, and stripped of all freedoms, Emilie is denied communication with the skin world, and falls prey to the unwelcome attentions of Dr. Sharp, head of the hospital’s psychiatry division. As Dr. Sharp grows extra predatory by the day, Emilie begins a secret diary to doc her terrifying expertise, and to take care of her sanity on this surroundings that might absolutely drive anybody mad. However when Emilie opens her pocket book to discover a determined letter from a younger girl imprisoned inside an insane asylum in Victorian England, and, stranger nonetheless, bearing her personal identify and outline, a portal to a different world is blasted extensive open.
As these letters from the previous proceed to seem, Emilie escapes additional into this mysterious alternate actuality the place sisterhoods are shaped, romance between feminine inmates blossoms, striped wallpaper writhes with ghosts, and extremely mental rats converse the Queen’s English.
However is it actual? Or is Emilie really as mad as she is continually advised she is?
The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Ladies blurs harsh actuality and magical historic fantasy while issuing a scathing critique of society’s remedy of ladies and the psychological well being care trade’s remedy of its sufferers, exhibiting within the course of that little has modified all through the ages.
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