About this book
Poppy Shakespeare walks into a mental hospital in North London convinced she isn't ill, and turns thirteen-year patient N's world upside down. An arresting account of madness from a graduate of the prestigious UEA creative writing course, which was longlisted for the "Guardian" First Book Award. 'Funny, lyrical and deeply affecting' "Spectator"
N has been a patient for thirteen years. Like the other patients, her ambition is never to be discharged. Poppy is certain she isn't mentally ill and desperate to return to her life outside and, though baffled, N agrees to help her. But in a world where everything's upside down, are they crazy to upset the system?