Either Side of the Lotus

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iUniverse, May 14, 2009 - Fiction
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Insecurity, illiteracy, and insanity are the basic elements of Sid Tate's deranged temperament. Locked away in a mental institution for as long as he can remember, Sid is largely disconnected from the outside world. His closed-minded beliefs are shaped by a group of passionate doctors whose dedication to his wellbeing seems incomparable. In turn, Sid's life is rendered one of illusionary complacency.

When Darren, a mysterious counselor from the "Outside," enters Sid's life, things drastically begin to change. Empowered by Darren's wise words, Sid embarks on a hallucinatory journey for spiritual freedom.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A patient uncovers sinister goings-on at a mental hospital in this overwrought fantasy.Sid Tate, 50-ish inmate of an unnamed psych ward, thinks he has a perfect life. Yes, he's crazy, illiterate ... Read full review

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