The story is told by the identical twin of a schizophrenic. It follows him through his fight for his brother’s rights and wellness, after a highly publicized incident where the mentally ill brother cuts his arm off in public in protest of the war.
The story is very detailed, drawn-out, and intricate. No wonder it’s 900 pages long. But it’s well worth it. The story has intense drama and twists and turn at every end, but still very gritty and down-to-earth.
I highly recommend this book if you don’t mind spending a long time reading one thing. It can be a bit slow in the first half, but it picks up with force and you’ll have trouble putting it down.