Calling himself 'prot', he has no traceable background but says that he is an inhabitant of the planet K-PAX, a perfect world without wars, government or religion, and where every being coexists in harmony. Setting a departure date - August 17th at 3.31am - on which he plans to return home on a beam of light, 'prot' keeps us guessing right up until the end.
'K-PAX is a gloriously off-beat comedy that reads like a combination of Starman, Oliver Sacks and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' - Esquire
'K-PAX explores the nature of truth, reality and our enduring need to believe' - Maxim
A man is brought into the mental ward of the Manhattan Institute after claiming to come from outer space. He maintains that he is an inhabitant of planet K-PX, a perfect world without wars, government or religion where every being co-exists in perfect harmony. And he sets a departure date when he will return home on a beam of light - which keeps the reader guessing until the very end.