Broken People (Paperback)
Set over the course of a weekend powered by ayahuasca, Sam Lansky's novel offers an exciting journey though time and space and love and addiction and regret and also maybe hope.— From Cody M. Staff Picks
"He fixes everything that's wrong with you in three days."
This is the alluring promise that first hooks Sam when he overhears it at a party in the Hollywood Hills: the story of a globe-trotting master healer who claims to perform "open-soul surgery" on the emotionally damaged. And the shaman seems convincing--enough for neurotic, depressed Sam to sign up for a weekend under his care. But as Sam begins his slippery descent into the seductive world of modern mysticism, he'll be forced to reckon with his troubled past, his self-delusions and the very nature of what it means to be well. At turns tender and acid, bracing and wise, Broken People is a dazzling modern parable about hope, faith and the stories we tell ourselves about who we are.