On the
surface, Alice Laxton seems no different from any other college girl:
bright, inquisitive, excited about the life ahead of her. But for years,
a genetic time bomb has been ticking away. Because of Alice’s
near-genius intelligence, teachers and counselors have always made
excuses for her “little idiosyncrasies.” But during a stress-filled
senior year at college, a new world of voices, visions, and
unexplainable “knowledge” causes Alice to begin to lose her grip on

As Alice’s schizophrenia progresses, she experiences a
disturbing religious “awakening,” believing that God and angels and
demons are speaking to her. When others attempt to intervene, Alice is
subjected to a wide range of “treatments” even more frightening and
painful than her illness …