All over the city, toys are escaping slavery. And finding their way to The Transitional Objects Institute. Revolution?
All over the city, toys are escaping slavery at the hands of unimaginative children and their child-centered parents to find safety - as well as a full range of medical, social, and mental health services - at the Transitional Objects Institute. For the world is entering the Age of Realized Toys. Founded in 1952 by the lay analyst Henriette Mendel, the Transitional Objects Institute is a beacon for dolls and teddy bears in the know. But its existence hangs in the balance. Last Days of the Transitional Objects Institute chronicles a two week period in which megalomania - and minor mismanagement - nearly bring the walls down.
An unusually large, nameless bear with a mild speech impediment arrives at the Institute doors after months on the streets. Weeks garotted to the grille of a garbage truck have taken their toll. At the Institute, he is offered a ... new way of life.
What 'Black Beauty' did for the carriage horse, and 'The Jungle' did for slavers in the sausage trade, 'Last Days....' could do for the toy. You will never look at a stuffed bunny the same way again.