Published by Faber & Faber
The bitter end of the 1960s: JFK’s third term in office. Vietnam rages on. A new federal agency, the Psych Corps, maintains the nation’s mental health by wiping soldiers’ memories through drugs and therapy, while those beyond help roam at will, re-enacting atrocities on civilians.
This is the vision of Eugene Allen, a twenty-two-year-old Vietnam vet, writing this book-within-a-book at the heart of Hystopia. Hystopia reveals the crazy reality of trauma, both national and personal.