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The acclaimed author of I Smile Back, Amy Koppelman is a novelist of astonishing power, with a sly, dark voice, at once fearless and poetic. In her breathtaking new novel, Dr. Susanna Seliger is a renowned psychiatrist with a specialty in treatment-resistant depression. The most difficult cases come through her door, and Susa will happily discuss medication or symptom management but draws the line at messy feeling. Her mantra and most fervent anti-prayer, and the undeniable fact of her past is that the people who love you leave.But the past is made present by one patient, Jim, whose struggles tear open Susa’s hastily stitched up wounds, and she’s once again haunted by the feeling she could have saved those she’s lost, including her adored, cool, talented graffiti-artist brother. Spectacularly original, gorgeously unsettling, Hesitation Wounds is a wondrous novel that will sink deep and remain—powerfully, transformingly, like a persistent scar or a dangerous glow-in-the-dark memory.
Amy Koppelman is a novelist of astonishing power, with a sly, dark voice, at once fearless and poetic. In her new novel, Dr. Susanna Seliger is a renowned psychiatrist with a specialty in treatment-resistant depression. All of the most difficult cases come through her door, and she has carefully crafted her practice to keep her professional distance from her patients. Susa will happily discuss the proper titration of their medication or symptom management, but when it comes to talk therapy, she draws the line at messy feelings and unhappy childhoods. But one patient, Jim, opens up Susa?s own hastily stitched up wounds. She becomes flooded with painful memories and is once again haunted by the sinking feeling that there was something she could have done to save the people she has lost. Susa must confront her past and find some hope in the future in order to prevent her patients and herself from falling deeper into the black hole of depression. In Hesitation Wounds, Amy Koppelman creates a harrowing portrait of loss, seamlessly weaving memories into the present to show just how much the past can invade one?s everyday life.
Number of Pages: 189
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Overlook Pr
Author: Amy Koppelman
Street Date: November 3, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-6295
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