Octopus Man Jasper Gibson's Touching Novel About Schizophrenia

Octopus Man: Jasper Gibson’s Touching Novel About Schizophrenia

Jasper Gibson’s extraordinary novel Octopus Man, which he wrote in honor of his cousin who lived as a schizophrenic for twenty years and passed away, has been published by Kafka Kitap. Octopus Man tells the poignant stories of interrupted lives while questioning humanity’s search for faith and meaning, and also showcases the melodrama of a worn-out love and friendships.

Jasper Gibson’s Octopus Man, translated by Mehmet Gürsel from its original English version, has been brought together with literature enthusiasts by Kafka Kitap’s original cover design.

Octopus Man Jasper Gibson's Touching Novel About Schizophrenia
Jasper Gibson (Photograph Effie Gibson)

Tom, once a law student, talks to a voice that only he hears for twenty years, which he attributes to the Octopus God, or Malamock, who occasionally scolds him, mocks him, and even expresses love for him. Tom, diagnosed with schizophrenia by doctors, is dependent on his sister to continue his life, which is not an easy thing for him… The ultimate solution is to silence the voice in his mind and build a new life without the Octopus God, and the only way to do this is to participate in an experimental drug treatment. When he reaches this point, Tom finds himself searching for an important answer: does he really want to silence Malamock?

Octopus Man Jasper Gibson's Touching Novel About Schizophrenia

Jasper Gibson’s Octopus Man is now available on bookshelves and online sales sites with the Kafka Kitap logo!


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