The idea of insanity pervades every aspect of our daily lives. Thomas Szasz contends that the term actually functions as a euphemism for problems in living, as an excuse for crime and misbehaviour, as a stigma for invalidating adversaries - and, generally, as a metaphor and legal fiction.
Journey to the edge of insanity and meet Cowboy and Ophelia in a brutally frank portrayal of life in the mysterious and dark realm of the psychotic. Surviving times of intense rage and pain, theirs is a capturing love story. The book is a series of fluid short stories providing a continuity found in the chapters of a novel. However, each one is a story unto itself, yet is strongly related by the common threads of characters, action and timeline. This gives the reader a freedom not available in the usual medium, combining said continuity with a sharply defined intensity, as only the short story format allows. "I thoroughly enjoyed Tales of Insanity and think it is well written and thought-provoking. As we have just published Thom Jones' stories, we are now looking for something a bit less dark. Tales of Insanity is a story that must be told." Kathrynn Di Tomasso Little, Brown & Company