Jeannette de Beauvoir will be at After-Words books on June 25th from 5:30 pm talking about and signing copies of her book Asylum (St. Martin’s, Hardback, $25.99).
Asylum delves back to the 1950s, when orphanages in Montreal and elsewhere were converted to asylums in order to gain more funding. The children were subjected to horrific experiments such as lobotomies, electroshock therapy, and psychotropic medication, and many of them died in the process. The survivors were supposedly compensated for their trauma by the government and the cases seem to have been settled. Ms. De Beauvoir will discuss the story and the research behind it.
Ms. De Beauvoir’s work has been translated into 12 languages and has appeared in 15 countries. She explores personal and moral questions through historical fiction, mysteries, and mainstream fiction. She grew up in Angers, France, but now divides her time between Cape Cod and Montréal. Read more at www.jeannetteauthor.com
After-Words Books is located at 23 East Illinois Street in Chicago, IL.
For more information, please contact: Beverly Dvorkin, After-Words Books 312-464-1110