Elena: a novel

Elena: a novel Keith Adams
  • Title: Elena: a novel
  • Author: Keith Adams
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  • Page: 100
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  • Elena: a novel Keith Adams Elena a novel Elena Shaughnessy a forty nine year old maternity nurse never expected to be single again or engaged to Michael Marino the man whose heart she had broken thirty years ago Her twin dreads marrying M
    Elena Shaughnessy, a forty nine year old maternity nurse, never expected to be single again or engaged to Michael Marino, the man whose heart she had broken thirty years ago Her twin dreads marrying Michael and not marrying him keep her awake at night She calls off the engagement, rebuffs his attempts to reconcile, and disregards his threats to reveal her most intimate sElena Shaughnessy, a forty nine year old maternity nurse, never expected to be single again or engaged to Michael Marino, the man whose heart she had broken thirty years ago Her twin dreads marrying Michael and not marrying him keep her awake at night She calls off the engagement, rebuffs his attempts to reconcile, and disregards his threats to reveal her most intimate secrets, thinking he wouldn t defy the Sicilian code of silence his parents had ingrained in him While coping with Michael s bullying, her empty nest, and being forced to leave her home and garden near Pittsburgh, Elena finds herself irresistibly drawn to Patrick Jameson, a forty seven year old psychiatrist who hasn t been involved with a woman since his wife died six years ago Patrick s fear of betraying his late wife s memory threatens to smother the fire he and Elena have set When Michael exacts his revenge, Elena is ashamed, distraught, and intent on retaliation She discovers that her ability to thrive in life and love hinges on whether she can find the courage to heal from the emotional wound that has haunted her for decades Elegantly written and full of unexpected twists, Elena brilliantly explores a woman s journey through the shoals of midlife to self acceptance It amazes me that a male writer could so well capture the emotional shadings and essence of a woman Megan Schofield Menzen Director of Sales, MARY KAY INC.
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    1. My book, which was recently published by Chipmunka, has been called probably the most entertaining tale of mania you re likely to read Broken Whole a California tale of Craziness, Creativity and Chaos is available at all online booksellers in paperback, and on Kindle too at I always wonder how an abnormally tall, working class boy from the North Sea coast of England ended up living in a house in Hollywood with two dogs, and a partner, Benhur really , who s a smarty pants scientist at UCLA I do actually write for a living Admittedly it s computer code, but I ve always hoped to have my real writing from experience published Yet I never thought my life to be eventful or interesting enough to merit a full memoir That is, until I had a serious brush with insanity in 2006.Heading towards a final diagnosis of bipolar disorder, I had a manic episode of truly heroic proportions At one point, I thought I d be a gay superstar epochal intellectual latter day Messiah all rolled into one Quite obviously, I became none of those things, but I did survive the inevitable crash to tell the tale in my memoir, which recounts the creativity, the great ideas, the not so great ideas, the fist fights, and one impersonation of the Anti Christ while in jail overnight courtesy of the LAPD If you like watching train crashes in slow motion, my memoir is the book for you But it s also an unlikely story of growth through disaster While I would never wish this disorder on anybody, I became a better, stronger person through it all, and my relationship with my partner became embedded in rock So I like to think the book offers hope to anybody in the midst of similar trials and tribulations And that s also the underlying reason I ve kept a blog these last few years, writing not just about my own little passions writing obviously, literature, cosmology, photography, consciousness it s a long list in life, but also about my experience of depression, and mania Nothing touches me than when somebody writes me and tells me that my attempt at bearing the soul of mental illness has made them feel understood, and less alone.All the best, Keith Adams


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