SOME VOICES focuses on Ray, a young schizophrenic trying to reassimilate after a spell in a mental hospital. He is sent to live with his overworked brother where he is happy until he falls in love. When Ray finds himself increasingly frustrated by a maladjusted community and an illness he'll never control, events spiral towards inevitable tragedy.
"…beautifully written…It's dark material, but Penhall handles it with a light touch. He doesn't romanticize Ray, neither does he vilify his brother, and their relationship is riveting." —Independent (London). "…a sensitive and entirely unsentimental work in which every character suffers more than he or she deserves…purposeful, but it isn't polemical. The characters are too carefully and credibly drawn for that." —NY Times.