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By Greg Bottoms

A taut, robust memoir of insanity, Angelhead records the violent, drug-addled descent of the author's brother, Michael, into schizophrenia. starting with Michael's first psychotic break—seeing God in his suburban bed room window whereas excessive on LSD—Greg Bottoms recounts, in gripping, dramatic prose, the unusual disappearances, suicide makes an attempt, and the stunning crime that land Michael within the psychiatric wing of a greatest defense legal. a piece of nonfiction with the shape and imagery of a singular, Angelhead allows the reader to witness not just the fragmenting of a brain, yet of a family members as well.

"A tour-de-force memoir. . . . Bottoms writes like a poet, he writes like he's on fire."—Esquire, ebook of the 12 months, 2000

"Angelhead is an excellent, albeit inconceivably unhappy ebook. the truth that Bottoms survived the ordeal is very good. however the indisputable fact that he may possibly write approximately it with such pathos and perception is not anything under extraordinary."—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Greg Bottoms has supplied a biographical novel approximately his brother that could be as shut as so much people will ever get to figuring out what it truly is to be actually mad. Angelhead is a narrative approximately as terrifying because the disorder it describes."—Psychology Today

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In 1983 _____’s in part clothed physique used to be present in a woods no longer faraway from the local. “He had lived in that normal sector ahead of the assault and was once accustomed to the area,” Hampton Commonwealth’s legal professional Christopher W. Hutton stated Tuesday. Bottoms, who moved to Poquoson along with his kin in overdue 1977, usually again to go to outdated buddies and pals, occasionally staying in a single day, a number of former pals say. the scoop of Bottoms’ arrest Monday, virtually 9 years after searchers came upon the boy’s physique, astonished a few of Bottoms’ former friends. “It wondered me simply because I by no means may have anticipated him,” stated Wesley R. Drew, a Prince James force resident, who lived a number of doorways from Bottoms and his relations. “I’ve identified him considering that he was once a small boy. He constantly struck me as genuine great. it is a substantial surprise to me,” Drew stated. Bottoms referred to as Newport information police Monday morning, asserting he desired to discuss the June 10, 1983, unsolved Hampton homicide. Newport information police interviewed Bottoms, then contacted Hampton detectives. Bottoms, a resident of the _________ domestic for Adults [on] major road, used to be officially charged with homicide at 1:40 p. m. A Hampton juvenile court docket pass judgement on Tuesday appointed neighborhood legal professional Lacy L. Scoggin to symbolize Bottoms. Scoggin declined to remark concerning the case and denied a request to permit his shopper to be interviewed. Bottoms is still within the Hampton penitentiary with no bond. He faces a initial listening to in juvenile courtroom on could 21, Hutton stated. a lady briskly hung up the phone while the kinfolk domestic was once referred to as Tuesday. Police declined to assert why Bottoms determined to return ahead after nearly 9 years. Drew and 3 different former associates, who spoke on their names now not be used, recalled Bottoms as a vivid, playful younger boy who wrestled at the similar formative years staff, the Hampton Cubs, as _______’s more youthful brother and swam on the local pool. Drew stated Bottoms used to experience three-wheel all-terrain cars with him and his youngsters at the dust paths that hooked up Hampton Terrace with the Powhatan Park subdivisions. The physique used to be came upon close to the positioning of the Powhatan throughway street extension. “All the youngsters used to play there. We used to trip our motorcycles at the trails and move hunt for snakes and lizards,” acknowledged one former resident who lived a couple of doorways from the Bottoms relatives. urban documents point out that the Bottomses lived on Prince James force in Hampton, a few block and a part from the ________, from September 1965 until eventually November 1977. Bottoms was once a fourth-grader at Lee simple college concerning the time his family members moved, a Hampton tuition legitimate stated. numerous of Bottoms’ new associates on Rue Degrasse in Poquoson recalled Michael Bottoms as a teen-ager who appeared misplaced. “He used to be a superb candy boy. I don’t understand what happened,” one of many Poquoson buddies acknowledged. Hampton friends agreed that as a more youthful boy Bottoms was once outgoing and pleasant yet he replaced as an adolescent. “He simply wandered aimlessly. He it sounds as if went to diverse areas. After he moved to Poquoson he stored coming again, the same as he was once lonely and ignored it,” a Hampton Terrace resident acknowledged.

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