A smart, fast, funny, and incisive portrait of today's
liberal arts college scene, cancel culture—and more.
A chance encounter—if it is by chance—gives J. the opportunity he’s been hoping for but never expected would present itself.
A physician in a midlife funk, obsessed with paintings of corpses and dissections, he is asked to speak about his subject of interest at the beautiful and secluded island campus of Nevergreen College.
“Welcome to the asylum!” announces the woman who arranged the invitation and greets him at the dock, and his restless and queasy stomach seems an eerie harbinger of what is to come—an initially curious and ultimately terrifying overview of academentia.
No one actually shows up for his lecture, but that doesn’t stop it from becoming the center of a firestorm of controversy—with potentially fatal consequences.