Book Release: “Mental” by Marie K Johnston

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Bipolar Lifer Magazine

“Mental” is a three part, 50 chapter, 85,000 word novel about one young woman’s recovery from and triumph over a past of incest trauma.


Part One, “Mental”:

Part One is set in the 1990s and narrated by the identical twin sister of Evelyn Stuart—a 22 year old woman currently suffering from a nervous breakdown that has caused her to go on a medical leave from her high school English teaching position.

The narrator, Lilly Stuart, is still in college and writing a novella for a workshop class to try and understand what is actually wrong with her twin sister Eve, who has recently been diagnosed with Major Depression and is alternately suicidal and trying to figure out her next steps in life.

This section revolves around a thwarted suicide attempt of Eve’s on the rooftop of an apartment complex during a party she is co-hosting with friends who are…

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