Van Allen’s Ecstasy by Jim Tushinski, a filmmaker and novelist, is his literary fiction psychological thriller drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.
This was originally published in 2004 by Harrington Park Press, and deals with themes of identity, family, and belonging, as an amnesiac gay man wakes up after a confrontation with his famous parents and begins a journey of self-discovery to uncover his past, including some unsettling revelations which may have prompted his breakdown to begin with. Offered DRM-free worldwide, available @ Amazon
Free for a limited time, available DRM-free worldwide @ Amazon
Born into an extraordinarily talented family, 29-year-old Michael Van Allen is the gay son of a well-known concert pianist and an equally famous painter. All his life, he has yearned for the talent and creativity that should have been his birthright but have somehow been denied him.
When he wakes up in a mental hospital, his memory gone, his former life erased, his doctor tells him of his screaming breakdown during one of his father’s performances. Van Allen’s Ecstasy is the story of Michael’s journey in search of his former self. As he pieces together his forgotten life, Michael uncovers jealousy, obsession, and secret desires that threaten to destroy his sanity once again.