Jing Elwood has lived a life divided across different worlds—worlds of music, of language, of race, and sexuality—but soon after her mother’s suicide, she finds herself split in a strange, new way. One half of her wanders through the bizarre, arid landscape of the asteroid Psyche, and another recuperates in the crumbling Glenbrook Mental Institution in the suburbs of Detroit. Is Psyche real? Or is it a hallucinatory figment of a fractured mind? Or is it something else entirely, something beyond imagination?
Follow along on Jing’s odyssey and discover for yourself. The Drummer Girl, available now in hardcover and e-book: