Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See

By Juliann Garey
(Soho Press, Hardcover, 9781616951290, 289pp.)

Publication Date: December 26, 2012

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A studio executive leaves his family and travels the world giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he's been forced to hide for 20 years.
"You won't be able to put down this exhilarating debut novel... brave and touching."
"--Marie Claire"
In her tour-de-force first novel, Juliann Garey takes us inside the restless mind, ravaged heart, and anguished soul of Greyson Todd--a successful Hollywood studio executive who leaves his wife and young daughter for a decade to travel the world, giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he's been forced to keep hidden for almost 20 years. The novel intricately weaves together three timelines: the story of Greyson's travels (Rome, Israel, Santiago, Thailand, Uganda); the progressive unraveling of his own father seen through Greyson's childhood eyes; and the intricacies and estrangements of his marriage. The entire narrative unfolds in the time it takes him undergo twelve 30-second electroshock treatments in a New York psychiatric ward.



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