Author Signing: Richard VanDeWeghe, JIMMY QUINN
WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
WHERE: Horizon Books, Traverse City, Michigan
In the 1950s, in a small town in northern Michigan, a state mental hospital well recognized for its patient care is increasingly threatened by a mysterious collusion of local greed and state politics. What begins as chronic vandalism soon spirals to physical assault.
Struggling to make sense of the mysterious events, psychology intern Henry Merchartt wrestles with agonizing challenges to his ethical beliefs as he navigates the complex world of the hospital, patients and staff, and the local community and tension builds. In the process, Henry develops a brotherly bond with Jimmy Quinn, a patient whose work at the asylum illuminates for Henry the critical dignity that accompanies humanistic patient care.