No, You're Crazy
A teenage girl with a rare mental disorder attracts dangerous attention when she claims she can see into the future.
When sixteen-year-old Ashlee Sutton's home life falls apart, she is beset by a rare mental illness that makes her believe she's clairvoyant. While most people scoff at her, she begins demonstrating an uncanny knack for sometimes predicting the future, using what could either be pure luck or something more remarkable. And when she helps her drug-addict father win enough casino cash to accidentally overdose, she becomes the target of violent people determined to exploit her, and she goes on the run. Ashlee reaches out to a distant relative, traumatized war journalist Mike Baker. Soon, at least in Ashlee's eyes, they are both plunging dangerously into an existential rabbit hole where their core belief, that humanity and personal connections are a blight, will be put to the ultimate test.
No, You’re Crazy is a multilayered novel that examines the many ways a family can wound and heal us. A page-turning thriller and a sensitive look at faith and neurodiversity, it ultimately dares to ask, Who gets to decide what’s real?
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Drunkenly dark and magically twisted — as if the spirit of Charles Bukowski woke up in an Elmore Leonard novel and went looking for trouble. ~ Peter Darbyshire, the award-winning author of Has the World Ended Yet? and The Warhol Gang.
I really enjoyed this book. I’d say I read it in one sitting, but by the time this gritty, inventive novel reached its thrilling conclusion, I was standing on my chair. More than a simple coming-of-age story (or two), No, You’re Crazy explores how our relationship to our own body bleeds out into the world and leaves pieces of us everywhere we go. ~ Harrison Mooney, author of Invisible Boy, a memoir of self-discovery
No, You’re Crazy is a sweeping, shape-shifting saga of connection, loss, and love. It’s a wildly ambitious exploration of neurodiversity, acceptance and how we define ourselves. It’s an uplifting story exploring good versus evil and free will versus fate. Readers will be captivated by Beamish’s unique voice and novel plot lines. You’ll never look at the world in the same way again. ~ Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. author of The Power of Neurodiversity