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October 14 , 2008

Anti-Depressant: A Novel


Five brutal narratives unfold the story of obsession and redemption.

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From The BookThen, the smell of honeysuckle and sound of waves breaking on a nearby shore brought back even more memories. Memories of a place he had been many times before. As a child, he played by a small river cove not far from his home. As a teenager, the cove was a perfect place to be with friends, to study, to sit and think, or just…

Young, vulnerable and struggling with psychological disorders, five characters share their sometimes brutal narratives in Anti-Depressant. Each holds a piece of the other’s puzzle, but the truth blurs with every interaction, and skewed perspectives cause their worlds to narrow and suffocate. Intersecting narratives capture the thought patterns and emotional hijacking of depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

In the throes of obsession, Shelby lusts after Steph, to the point of losing his grip on reality. A best-selling novelist is crushed by the pressure to write a follow-up book. A young woman struggles with a system that labeled her “suicidal.” A battered husband finds new love in the worst of places. And an affair that neither party can remember shatters what looked to be a perfect future.

Anti-Depressant is a darkly comic coming-of-age novel for the 21st century, drenched in self-absorption, anxiety, terrible decisions and the blind hope that tomorrow will be better, if only—

From reviewers:

" it is a dash of B. Easton Ellis, smidge of Chuck P. even a hint of J.D. all of that and a whole lot of winding and weaving throughout a series of tangled lives. "

"Fantastic read! Couldn't put my kindle down and I even reread it."

From GoodReads reviewers:

"It will leave you reevaluating your own stance on what constitutes psychological depression, and how it can truly, for lack of a more perfect term,...f – - up a person."

"I will be thinking about this book for quite some time..."

" most of the characters are not your usual protagonists, which made this book a fun but sometimes difficult read"

"...the darkest story I have ever read."

"I highly recommend this book for anyone"

"The structure of the story itself was very different and interesting...I would definitely read this one again"

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