Dylan James Brock’s Dry World is about how close love can be to a psychosis. In this narrative told by a split mind, two love stories about one psychotic narrator are told simultaneously. The first plot, set in 2003, is at the end of a college career and the second plot, set in 2005, is at the beginning of a literary one. Each spirals into violence through the recklessness characterizing the severe mental illness. What results is a patient and realistic Bildungsroman about how to learn through love from madness.