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A schizophrenic patient is whiling away his days in a treatment center, despairing about his loss of freedom. With high hopes of someday being about to return to work someday, he decides to participate in a competition meant to teach useful skills to patients with disabilities. He learns how to program, and makes it all the way to the district finals. However not everything turns out the way it was supposed to… 


About the Author

Author Yosuke Sakumoto was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 19. As he continues to fight the disease, he also continues writing novels. His own illness lends a gravity and grim reality to his books’ characters and themes. His first novel The Young Robot received the Crunch Novels award, and has been translated into Chinese and Italian. 

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