"...a lot of these things, these impulses, are healthy things, but they just get distorted. Or maybe it's the world that gets - is - distorted, but you see, it's my job to get people to fit in with the world, distorted or not, so that they feel happy. Or, not sad. Or...functioning."
Tessa is a psychotherapist who has been instructed to provide a medical report on one of her patients for the criminal court. This has been Tessa's most exceptional case in all her twenty years of practice. As treatment progresses she finds herself asking deeper, more far-reaching questions, not just about her patient, but the world and its motives.
The B*easts is a chillingly relevant tale of the pornification of culture and sexualisation of our children, and how far one mum will go to put what her
child wants first.