Book Review: Saving Her
Christian McPherson’s exciting new novel is a portrait of a woman coming unglued after devastating events send her spiraling out of control. Between popping pills and drinking vodka, Julie Cooper tries her best to do what she has always done: carry on. But when the line between what is real and what is imaginary becomes blurred, a psychotic breakdown lands her in a mental hospital. She desperately needs to get out if she has any hope of saving herself.
Author of the poetry collections The Sun Has Forgotten Where I Live and My Life in Pictures, as well as the novels The Cube People and Cube Squared, Christian McPherson lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.
“Like the protagonist herself, Christian McPherson’s powerful new novel Saving Her hits the ground running and never lets up. As a reader, you find yourself running right alongside the indomitable Julie Cooper, eager to find out what happens next. It takes a craftsman to compel the reader like that, and as a writer Mr. McPherson is just that.” ~ R.W Dunlop, author of A Clap for Cadence.
Now Or Never Publishing
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