Recently translated into English, The Black Sheep by Ascanio Celestini recounts the four years he spent traveling through Italy visiting psychiatric hospitals. He listened to and recorded stories told by nurses, doctors, and patients. The result is a powerful and fascinating read about the treatment of mental illness and the mentally ill.
For the Italian edition, please visit: www.einaudi.it/libri/libro/ascanio-celestini/la-pecora-nera/978880618401
For the English translation, please visit: www.openroadmedia.com/the-black-sheep1