By Michael Greenberg

ISBN-10: 0307473546

ISBN-13: 9780307473547

ISBN-10: 0739368834

ISBN-13: 9780739368831

ISBN-10: 1590511913

ISBN-13: 9781590511916

HURRY DOWN SUNSHINE TELLS the tale OF the extreme summer time while, on the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg’s daughter was once struck mad. It starts off with Sally’s visionary crack-up at the streets of Greenwich Village, and maintains, between different areas, within the out-of-time global of a big apple psychiatric ward throughout the city’s so much sweltering months. “I think like I’m touring and touring with nowhere to return to,” Sally says in a burst of lucidity whereas hurtling away towards a few position her father couldn't dream of or think. Hurry Down Sunshine is the chronicle of that trip, and its influence on Sally and people closest to her–her brother and grandmother, her mom and stepmother, and, no longer least of all, the writer himself. between Greenberg’s unforgettable gallery of characters are an unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish sufferer, a manic Classics professor, a film manufacturer, and a landlord with literary desires. Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine holds the reader in a spell binding nation of suspension among the mundane and the transcendent.

“The psychotic holiday of his fifteen-year-old daughter is the grit round which Michael Greenberg types the pearl that's Hurry Down Sunshine. it's a amazing, taut, completely unique learn of a soreness baby and a kin and marriage below siege. i do know of no different publication approximately insanity whose declare to clinical wisdom is so modest and whose creative success is so great.” – Janet Malcolm, writer of The Silent girl: Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes and The Journalist and the Murderer

“One of the main gripping and disturbingly sincere books i've got ever read.  The braveness Michael Greenberg exhibits in narrating the tale of his adolescent daughter’s descent into psychosis is matched by his acute knowing of ways on my own each one people, sane or manic, is in our processing of fact and our makes an attempt to get others to understand what turns out very important to us. This is a impressive memoir.” – Phillip Lopate, writer of Two Marriages and Waterfront: A trip round Manhattan

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