Hurry Down Sunshine
tells the story of the extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen,
Michael Greenberg’s daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally’s sudden
visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among
other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during
the city’s most sweltering months. “I feel like I’m traveling and traveling
with nowhere to go back to,” Sally says in a burst of lucidity while hurtling
away toward some place her father could not dream of or imagine. Hurry Down Sunshine is the chronicle of
that journey, and its effect on Sally and those closest to her—her mother and
stepmother, her brother and grandmother, and, not least of all, the author
Among Greenberg’s unforgettable gallery of characters are an
unconventional psychiatrist, an Orthodox Jewish patient, a manic Classics
professor, a movie producer, and a landlord with literary aspirations.
Unsentimental, nuanced, and deeply humane, Hurry
Down Sunshine holds the listener in a mesmerizing state of suspension
between the mundane and the transcendent. Download and start listening now!