Committed to a psychiatric hospital following his attempted suicide, Alan Curnow struggles to discover the repressed memories that led him to the act. The events surrounding the discovery of his father’s body fourteen months before haunt him in tiny flashes of imagery and sound, a series of waking visions that lure him closer to the truth. Plagued by nightmares and tormented by the crumbling boundaries of his own reality, Alan delves into the scandalous history of the hospital itself, a dark past that has somehow become entwined with his own . . .