The novel introduces us to Anna, a kind, inspiring, thoughtful but modest and self-questioning person, in whom we might catch echoes of ourselves. Life has been hard of late for Anna: her job is putting her under extreme pressure, her relationship is lacking the support she craves, her parents have saddled her with a complicated emotional history. And yet she is determined to progress and liberate herself from her inhibitions.
In a style that’s brief and poignant, accompanied by lyrical and thought-provoking images, we follow Anna as she slowly unpicks the roots of her self-suspicion and discovers something we all deserve but have so often been denied: a voice of our own.
• The first in a new series of Therapeutic Fiction from The School of Life.
• Each page is illustrated by a stylised, documentary photograph that tells the story along with the text.
• Psychologically authentic fiction which seeks to resonate with the reader and provoke consolation, recognition and therapeutic insight.
• Returns the novel to a more interesting and more rewarding mission: that of entertaining and teaching us; of delighting and instructing us.
176 pages | 198 x 129mm | 144 full colour photographs | Hardback with jacket