Carl Asher was born and raised within the isolation of The Family International. Kept segregated from all outside influences as a child, such as music, movies and books, he longed for escape. The secret discovery of George Orwell’s 1984 fueled his desire for literary contraband, and his admiration of such authors as a result drove his passion to become an author himself.
In Passing for Normal Carl invites you into the mind of an unwitting cult member. With a series of short stories and scenes, he takes you on a journey through the early years of that child’s life, from birth to escape. The point of view ages with the boy, giving the reader a candid insight into what life was really like in the 1980s and 90s as a second-generation member of The Family International