“…The Love Addicts is an enjoyable, humorous, and penetrating work on the nature of love and how it affects us all. But take caution, gentle readers, after one hit of The Love Addicts, you may not be able to stop…reading.”
A fascinating discordant clash of gritty realism with lush romanticism, The Love Addicts follows the impressionable teenage and college years of Dean Orpheus, a struggling, albeit insecure, poet. The story begins in medias res,
Meet Dean Orpheus, an addicted poet with a dark obsession - ultimate Love. Fresh out of college, he manages to land himself in rehab...
A savage (and oftentimes satirical) exploration, Dean's impressionable years unravel a life filled with sadistic bullies, unstable girlfriends, and lustrous dreams. But when he meets the beautiful Eunice - things change. Together, their Love casts a poetic saga, illuminating portals to lush fantasies and powerful truths - but in the wake of their fractured separation, a drained Dean loses all inspiration, and succumbs to a whirlpool of booze, blow, and self-loathing.
While in rehab, Dean forms a strained relationship with Michael - a therapist hell-bent on redeeming the wayward poet. But as Dean enters analysis, their conversations begin to decode a much older mystery, and together, they struggle to answer the questions:
What is Love? How did it bring Dean to this? And where is it taking him?
Jack B. Savage (also known in prison circles as 'Cuddles') was last seen escaping from Lune's Asylum for the Criminally Insane, a downstate Illinois facility. As the sirens whirled, the mentally challenged, often agitated pundit of eating carbs for breakfast could still be heard chanting repeatedly, "Biscuits! Biscuits! Toast, toast, toast!”
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