Hesitation Wounds: A Novel

February 12, 2016|
Hesitation Wounds: A Novel by Amy Koppelman
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The acclaimed author of I Smile Back, Amy Koppelman is a novelist of astonishing power, with a sly, dark voice, at once fearless and poetic. In her breathtaking new novel, Dr. Susanna Seliger is a renowned psychiatrist with a specialty in treatment-resistant depression. The most difficult cases come through her door, and Susa will happily discuss medication or symptom management but draws the line at messy feeling. Her mantra and most fervent anti-prayer, and the undeniable fact of her past is that the people who love you leave.

But the past is made present by one patient, Jim, whose struggles tear open Susa’s hastily stitched up wounds, and she’s once again haunted by the feeling she could have saved those she’s lost, including her adored, cool, talented graffiti-artist brother. Spectacularly original, gorgeously unsettling, Hesitation Wounds is a wondrous novel that will sink deep and remain—powerfully, transformingly, like a persistent scar or a dangerous glow-in-the-dark memory.

Amy Koppelman is a graduate of Columbia''s MFA program. Her writing has appeared in The New York Observer and Lilith. She lives in New York City with her husband, Brian Koppelman, and their two children. Her previous novels are I Smile Back and A Mouthful of Air.
Title:Hesitation Wounds: A Novel
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.4 X 5.6 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.4 X 5.6 X 0.6 in
Published:February 12, 2016
Publisher:Overlook Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781468312188

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