Well-received by critics in the UK. Addresses the perception and treatment of mental illness. Based on the real case of judge Daniel Paul Schreber, a subject written about by Sigmund Freud, who wrote his own memoir of one of his periods of psychosis. The memoir, Memoirs of My Nervous Illness has been recently reissued by the New York Review of Books, and has sold over 6000 copies. Pheby's experimental prose allows the reader to experience the disorientation of confused perceptions of reality and hallucination.