"In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her
eighteen-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness.
Trina suffers from bipolar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent.
Watching her child turn into a bizarre stranger, Keri searches for assistance
through normal channels. She quickly learns that a seventy-two hour hold is the
only help you can get when an adult child starts to spiral out of control.
After three days, Trina can sign herself out of any program." Fed up with the
bureaucracy of the mental health community and determined to save her daughter
by any means necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention.
The Program is a group of radicals who eschew the psychiatric system and
model themselves after the Underground Railroad. When Keri puts her daughter's
fate in their hands, she begins a journey that has her calling on the spirit of
Harriet Tubman for courage. In the upheaval that follows, she is forced to
confront a past that refuses to stay buried, even as she battles to secure a
future for her child.