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- ISBN: 9781250026996 (ebk.)
- ISBN: 1250026989 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 9781250026989 (hbk.)
310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First U.S. Edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martins Press, 2013.
|General Note:||"First published in Great Britain under the title The shock of the fall by HarperCollinsPublishers"--Title page verso.
Subtitle from dust jacket.
|Summary, etc.:||Struggling to understand what happened to his brother years earlier after they both snuck out of the house during the middle of the night, Matthew believes he has found a way to bring his brother back by going off his meds.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 September #1
Nineteen-year-old Matthew is writing the story of his life and that of his older brother, Simon, who had Down syndrome. Simon, Matthew writes, had a beautiful smiley face like the moon. But thinking about the past is like digging up graves, for Simon died in an accident when he was 11, and Matthew, 10 years later, still blames himself for his brother's death. Although the moon that was Simon's face now isn't, Matthew continues to hear his voice where he is being kept in an acute psychiatric ward. For Matthew is schizophrenic. Mental illness turns people inwards, he writes. Will writing about what he finds there offer him healing and relief from his guilt? British first-novelist Filer is a mental-health nurse who, having worked as a researcher on inpatient psychiatric wards, writes with authority and sympathy about schizophrenia and Matthew's life as both inpatient and outpatient. The story Filer tells is deeply affecting and insightful in its account of mental illness. And Matthew is a character the reader won't soon forget. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.
NATHAN FILER is a writer and a mental health nurse. He has worked as a researcher at the academic unit of psychiatry at the University of Bristol and on in-patient psychiatric wards. Filer graduated from the prestigious Bath Spa University creative writing program with an MA in 2011, and Where the Moon Isn't is his first novel. He lives with his family in Bristol. Nathan won the 2013 Costa Award for Where the Moon Isn't.
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