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Published: 1 April 2017
ISBN: 9781925384192
ISBN ePUB: 9781925384208
Format: Paperback
Extent: 304pp
AU: $29.99
Categories: Fiction

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Professor Gordon Parker AO is the founder and former Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute. Currently Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, he was, for nearly two decades, Head of the School of Psychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals.

His first novel was published in 1966, and he has also written for The Mavis Bramston Show and OZ Magazine. He was an ABC Science broadcaster and a book reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald. His autobiography A Piece of My Mind: A Psychiatrist On The Couch, was published in 2012.

 

 

 

 

In Two Minds

By Gordon Parker
 

 Doctor Martin Homer has a naturally sunny disposition. Honourable, attentive and trusted by all of his patients, he has only ever loved one woman -- his wife, Sarah.

When his mother dies suddenly, Martin's comfortable life is thrown into complete disarray. After sinking into the black dog of grief and depression, he ascends to new heights in a frenzied, manic high.

In between riding his new skateboard around the streets at night and self-medicating at whim, the artificially elated and self entitled Martin crosses paths with Bella, a beautiful and sexual young woman profoundly damaged by trauma of her own.

In Two Minds takes you on a quirky, rollicking journey that unveils the complexities of mental illness with wit and warmth. Gordon Parker's impressive career in psychiatry reveals itself through extremely rich descriptions of depression, bipolar disorder and borderline personality characteristics.

 


PRAISE FOR IN TWO MINDS

‘I can more or less guarantee that you know someone for whom this book will be important and inspiring. There’s a very strong chance that person will be you.’ Stephen Fry