Lithium for Medea
Lithium for Medea is as much a tale of addiction—to sex, drugs, and dysfunctional family chains—as it is one of mothers and daughters, their mutual rebellion and unconscious mimicry. Here is the story according to Rose—the daughter of a narcissistic, emotionally crippled mother and a father who shadowboxes with death in hospital corridors—as she slips deeply and dangerously into the lair of a cocaine-fed artist in the bohemian squalor of Venice. Lithium for Medea sears us with Roses breathless, fierce, visceral flight—like a drug that leaves ones perceptions forever altered.
REVIEWS"[Lithium for Medea ] lays bare the dark side of the family while ironically affirming the primacy of familial allegiance … The vividness of poetic image is present from the first page." —Miami Herald
"Bravermans dialogue is cruelly brilliant, her style a pounding, jumpy staccato of accuracy, fierce and glittering and relentless." —Arkansas Gazette
"[Lithium for Medea ] has the power and intensity you dont see much outside of rock and roll." —Rolling Stone
"Kate Braverman has the ability to write a great tragedy." —The New York Times