Count Me Gone Author:Annabel Johnson, Edgar Johnson An eighteen-year-old boy confesses to a lawyer the incidents of the past week which have culminated in an automobile accident, trouble with the law, and the label of insanity from police and his parents.
Reckless driving, a smash-up, land Rion Fletcher in the hospital. Faced with the choice of psychiatric treatment or possible jail on charges of drunk and disorderly conduct, striking an officer and resisting arrest, he digs back into the conflicts of the last four days.
Rion examines his changing attitudes, his splintering relationship with his older brother Doug, their problems with girls and the law. Rejecting the values of the "other generation" and thrust into a new adulthood, Rion searches for an answer to his own probing question: "Well, what are you going to do with the whole rest of your life?"