I. History of the Orphan
This study is an assessment of the inherent perversity in our aspirations to construct unique individualities amidst the complex social fabrics and cultural expectations by which we define ourselves. Over the course of these three books, we will analyze and celebrate this ambition. To do so we will look at history, psychology and ourselves through the lens of a single subject: the Orphan.
Peering first into history, we unearth the collective cultural longing that the presence of the Orphan has represented over the past 200 years.