The Outsider: A Journey Into My Father's Struggle with Madness
Michelle Anderson Publishing Pty, Limited
, Jan 1, 2002
- 255 pages
Winner of the 2000 Bell Hope Award, Presented annually by the Mental Health Association of Southern Pennsylvania. "The Outsider: A Journey into my Father's Struggle with Madness" is the result of the author's painstaking efforts upon learning of his father's death in 1995, to retrace Charles Lachenmeyer's movements in the years after he left the family and to find a way into the alien world in which he lived. As Nathaniel gradually weaves together the scattered pieces of his father's life, what emerges is the powerful and compelling story of a son struggling to understand what happened to his father, and to know the man he became.