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Dying Embers and Shooting Stars

£9.00

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393pp. 2013. 


A chance remark by a sensitive daughter to her depressed mother sparks off this fulsome story. Unresolved issues, that have been haunting Margo for most of her adult life, are vividly recalled as she is catapulted into an intense psychological journey over a period of five days. Her re-awakening mind becomes increasingly aware that it has been set on automatic pilot for some years and little, further purpose is served by her accrued defences. In the process of review, she begins to recognize the psychic supports that have been with her all along and is somewhat surprised, as was the writer, at their identity. Internal landscapes range from a childhood in Scotland, to adulthood in Central Africa; from a stable village home, to a precarious city flat; from the wild, West Coast of Scotland, where gulls fly, to the wild streets of Glasgow, where gangs rule. The personal issues are explored with candour and pathos; but there is just as much genuine humour shared in the unfolding of these very human, and universally-recognized, life-situations. With its graphic imagery and flesh-and-blood characters, the story draws the reader into mystic worlds. The Author shines a light on the inner life and perpetual interconnectedness of all things and all beings. Ultimately, it is a tale of resilience and growth; insight and healing.

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Author(s):
Maggi Sale
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
229x152x23
EAN-13:
9781452570303
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781452570303
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
402
Publisher:
Balboa Press

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393pp. 2013. 


A chance remark by a sensitive daughter to her depressed mother sparks off this fulsome story. Unresolved issues, that have been haunting Margo for most of her adult life, are vividly recalled as she is catapulted into an intense psychological journey over a period of five days. Her re-awakening mind becomes increasingly aware that it has been set on automatic pilot for some years and little, further purpose is served by her accrued defences. In the process of review, she begins to recognize the psychic supports that have been with her all along and is somewhat surprised, as was the writer, at their identity. Internal landscapes range from a childhood in Scotland, to adulthood in Central Africa; from a stable village home, to a precarious city flat; from the wild, West Coast of Scotland, where gulls fly, to the wild streets of Glasgow, where gangs rule. The personal issues are explored with candour and pathos; but there is just as much genuine humour shared in the unfolding of these very human, and universally-recognized, life-situations. With its graphic imagery and flesh-and-blood characters, the story draws the reader into mystic worlds. The Author shines a light on the inner life and perpetual interconnectedness of all things and all beings. Ultimately, it is a tale of resilience and growth; insight and healing.

Author(s):
Maggi Sale
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
229x152x23
EAN-13:
9781452570303
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781452570303
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
402
Publisher:
Balboa Press

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