"The Leprosarium"

Title"The Leprosarium"
Year for Search1978
AuthorsPetesch, Natalie L[evin] M[aines](b.1924)
Secondary TitleSeasons Such As These. Two Novels
Pagination7-57
Date Published1978
PublisherThe Swallow Press
Place PublishedChicago, IL
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia in which a large insurance company punishes those who deviate from its rules by incarcerating them in the Leprosarium where large numbers of people are kept together but prohibited from most contact, with such contact warranting further physical punishment. Those who survive are sent to isolated islands, where they take large doses of the drug orgone, which causes hallucinations.

Illustration

Illus. Barbara Mueller

Holding Institutions

MoU

Author Note

Female author (b. 1924).

Full Text

1978 Petesch, Natalie L[evin] M[aines] (b. 1924). “The Leprosarium.” In her Seasons Such As These. Two Novels. Illus. Barbara Mueller (Chicago, IL: The Swallow Press, 1978), 7-57. MoU

Dystopia in which a large insurance company punishes those who deviate from its rules by incarcerating them in the Leprosarium where large numbers of people are kept together but prohibited from most contact, with such contact warranting further physical punishment. Those who survive are sent to isolated islands, where they take large doses of the drug orgone, which causes hallucinations. Female author.