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‘It’s hard to find people you can talk to about this kind of stuff.’ She is being consulted in her professional capacity, but his words resonate at a personal level, too. Holly Ladall is a psychotherapist and mother of a young son. She is also increasingly unsettled by a range of things, from aspects of her family history to the unfolding of global events. Can she assist Grant and Aaron, two clients who pose contrasting challenges? Is Sophie, her friend and employee, trapped in a traumatic re-enactment? Are there senses in which she herself might be? In this confronting novel, diverse contexts collide. Against the wider terrain of 9/11 and responses to ‘the refugee crisis’, personal dynamics intersect with dilemmas of abuse, sex and social justice – to startling effect.
Escape by intellect has long served him. Cultivation of the mind, at the expense of emotion, has long been his narcotic. But now that path is as lethal as the most potent drug or alcohol. Far from insulating him, excessive self-reliance has made him dangerously vulnerable. Arriving in Sydney Australia after fleeing the war in Yugoslavia, he is outwardly safe at least. Now it is the subjective snipers with which he must contend.
A man who has attempted to surmount trauma with willpower consults a female therapist. In the process of client-therapist interaction, with the stakes high for each of them, personal and professional boundaries intersect in navigation of a path for which there are few signposts.