The Minds Of Billy Milligan by Daniel KeyesThe Minds Of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes

The Minds Of Billy Milligan

byDaniel Keyes

Mass Market Paperback | January 1, 1994

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Billy Milligan can be anyone he wants to be . . . except himself. 

Out of control of his actions, Billy Milligan was a man tormented by twenty-four distinct personalities battling for supremacy over his body—a battle that culminated when he awoke in jail, arrested for the kidnap and rape of three women. In a landmark trial, Billy was acquitted of his crimes by reason of insanity caused by multiple personality—the first such court decision in history—bringing to public light the most remarkable and harrowing case of multiple personality ever recorded.

Twenty-four people live inside Billy Milligan

Philip, a petty criminal; Kevin, who dealt drugs and masterminded a drugstore robbery; April, whose only ambition was to kill Billy's stepfather; Adalana, the shy, lonely, affection-starved lesbian who “used” Billy's body in the rapes that led to his arrest; David, the eight-year-old “keeper of pain”; and all of the others, including men, women, several children, both boys and girls, and the Teacher, the only one who can put them all together. You will meet each in this often shocking true story. And you will be drawn deeply into the mind of this tortured young man and his splintered, terrifying world.

Praise for The Minds of Billy Milligan

“A shocker that will rivet even the casual reader.”—Flora Rheta Schreiber, author of Sibyl

“A fascinating work.”Los Angeles Times

“An absorbing, often heart-rending exploration of the human mind.”Cosmopolitan
Daniel Keyes was born in New York City and graduated from Brooklyn College. His award-winning novel Flowers for Algernon is studied in high schools and colleges across the country. Keyes died in 2014.
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Title:The Minds Of Billy MilliganFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:448 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 1.14 inShipping dimensions:6.8 × 4.2 × 1.14 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553263811

ISBN - 13:9780553263817

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Daniel Keyes’ classic true story of a man who got away with his brutal crimes because of multiple personality disorder is shocking and riveting. Tormented by 24 distinct personalities fighting for supremacy over his body, Billy Milligan awoke in jail, under arrest for the kidnap and rape of three women. He was also the first in history to go free for suffering from insanity. Explore the tortured mind of this young man and delve into his fragmented, frightening world in The Minds of Billy Milligan.

Editorial Reviews

“A shocker that will rivet even the casual reader.”—Flora Rheta Schreiber, author of Sibyl

“A fascinating work.”Los Angeles Times

“An absorbing, often heart-rending exploration of the human mind.”Cosmopolitan