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Written in the winding-down stages of a severe psychotic episode filled with manic delusions, this extraordinary story chronicles Julja’s relationship with drugs, family and friends.
Julja’s teenage games take a serious turn as she becomes inducted into a computer cult. The surge of dopamine in her brain connects her with psychic aliens and chemical conspiracies, sordid and secret. On this dark journey of discovery, she pops pills prescribed by Big Pharm and relinquishes all ties to her sanity as she attempts to reach a heaven full of voices and gods.
Spotlight is a collaboration between Creative Future, New Writing South and Myriad Editions to discover, guide and support writers who are under-represented due to mental or physical health issues, disability, race, class, gender identity or social circumstance.
In the same series: Cora Vincent by Georgina Aboud; Memories of a Swedish Grandmother by Sarah Windebank; Summon by Elizabeth Ridout; Stroking Cerberus by Jacqueline Haskell and The Haunting of Strawberry Water by Tara Gould.