Editing the ‘Gin-Soaked Boy’ felt unique in many ways. Every year we hear multiple cases of depression, self-harm, suicide and terms like “drank himself to death” or “death by depression” etc. Working on this book was like immersing myself in the world of one such individual and living his life, his thoughts, his emotions and his ultimate deterioration.
The writing is light, the protagonist’s world is a poignant mix of light and shadows, fun even, so even though the book is about depression, the reading experience is anything but depressing.
An intriguing glimpse into the workings of the human brain and heart at that interface between individual psychology and existing social-cultural milieu.