Go behind the locked doors of a psychiatric hospital with Hymn Herself, the painfully self-aware and occasionally psychotic narrator of "House Full of Insects." The book is based on Hymn's inpatient stints at McLean Hospital, the famed facility that also served as the setting for "Girl, Interrupted."
"House Full of Insects" is a collection of short stories based on true experiences. The stories are not presented chronologically; instead, the reader follows Hymn from room to room, learning about the realities of daily life in a psychiatric hospital as well as the turmoil in Hymn's own head.
At turns wildly funny and heartbreakingly honest, "House Full of Insects" gives a human perspective on the taboo subject of living with mental illness.
"House Full of Insects" is approximately 14,500 words. Published by PrinGen Publishing (www.pringen.com).