Conditional Voluntary

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Patrick Coyne feels like he’s safe from the drug authorities as a patient in a mental hospital during the late 1980s. He even calms down an angry young girl and thinks his love life is about to improve. Will legally prescribed drugs end his paranoia? And why won’t the staff let him have a girlfriend? More
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About Geoffrey A. Feller

I was born fifty-two years ago in the Bible belt but grew up in a Massachusetts college town. I am married and my wife and I have moved frequently since we met. We've lived in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and New Mexico, as well as a brief residency in Berlin, Germany. I have worked peripherally in health care, banking, and insurance. In addition to writing, I have done a bit of amateur acting and comedy performances. I am afraid of heights but public speaking doesn't scare me. My wife and I live in Minneapolis with our dachshund.

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Review by: Neil Shooter on Nov. 27, 2017 :
Patrick Coyne wakes up in a strange place, and with a sinking feeling realizes he is in the psych ward.
This is a sympathetic and straightforward look at mental illness.
I didn't like the shifting point of view. The writing was a bit stilted, but quite detailed. I found that even though the writing style didn't agree with me I felt a connection to Patrick and wanted to know what happened to him in the end.
That end turned out to be rather sad, and a little disappointing, but quite fitting. And entirely realistic.
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