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With The Collected Schizophrenias, Esmé Weijun Wang offers a haunting personal look at mental illness


‘I tried to describe, with visceral specificity, what psychosis is like, and what pre-psychosis is like.’

It took eight years after she first began having hallucinations for Esmé Weijun Wang to receive her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. Her diagnosis, while laden with its own orbit of stigma and baggage, is a source of comfort.…

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