IF YOU CAN’T TRUST YOUR THERAPIST, WHO CAN YOU TRUST?
“You Are Not Your Thoughts.
You Are Not Your Past or Your Future.
You Are Only Your Body And This Moment Right Now.”
This is the mantra that therapist Roberta Klein teaches her clients. It is supposed to be reassuring. It is supposed to centre them and keep them in the present. But what if it means something else?
Sam thinks it might. He can’t work out why Roberta is so against his relationship with his new girlfriend Nina. And his therapy sessions are becoming increasingly uncomfortable. It’s like Roberta needs him somehow. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
And that’s when he begins to notice her patients. He’s never met any of them before, but now they are turning up everywhere.
On the streets. Living in his apartment block. In his bedroom at night.
And some of them are showing up dead.
You Are Not You is a disturbing psychological thriller in the speculative paranoid tradition of Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford wives) with echoes of the surreal horror of David Lynch and the weirdness of Haruki Murakami. It is an intense, hallucinogenic read that will get inside your head and make you question what is real and who you can believe.
Simon Rosenberg is a writer and filmmaker. He was born and raised in Birmingham, but has been living in North London for more than a decade. One day, he'll get out.
You Are Not You is his first novel.
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