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Hammerite Spider

Peter Plant

Published April 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781849917971
Paperback
72 pages
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Hammerite spider charts the struggles of a young construction worker trying to get to grips with mental illness. This struggle develops at several levels: his ability to cope with the type of lifestyle considered the norm for building workers - hardMoreHammerite spider charts the struggles of a young construction worker trying to get to grips with mental illness. This struggle develops at several levels: his ability to cope with the type of lifestyle considered the norm for building workers - hard work followed by copious amounts of alcohol. But theres something about Joey that cant hack this lifestyle, somethings not right and alcohol becomes a prop for something more sinister. Eventually hospitalised, Joey gradually realises that his struggles have become ever more complex. Traumatised, but moved by what he sees around him, ignored and abused by the people hed sought help from he develops a hard-nosed level of nihilism towards psychiatry that would mould his character for years to come. A tale of self-harm, alcohol abuse, major depression and the appalling fate of our suicidal young that Chipmunkapublishing is trying so hard to put an end to.