The narrator of this novel has many of the advantages of life, on the surface. Young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance. But there is a vacuum at the heart of things. So she decides to spend a year under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs, designed to heal her from her alienation from this world. The shocking, hilarious and strangely tender new novel by the author of "Eileen".