January First A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her (Hardcover)
|Author: Michael Schofield|
|A brilliant and harrowingly honest memoir, "January First" is the extraordinary story of a father''s fight to save his child from an extremely severe case of mental illness in the face of overwhelming adversity.|
From the Publisher:
Michael Schofield's daughter January is at the mercy of her imaginary friends, except they aren't the imaginary friends that most young children have; they are hallucinations. And January is caught in the conflict between our world and their world, a place she calls Calalini. Some of these hallucinations, like ?24 Hours,? are friendly and some, like ?400 the Cat? and ?Wednesday the Rat,? bite and scratch her until she does what they want. They often tell her to scream at strangers, jump out of buildings, and attack her baby brother.