Heavy Light

£9.99

‘Heavy Light’ is the story of a breakdown: a journey through mania, psychosis and treatment in a psychiatric hospital, and onwards to release, recovery and healing. After a lifetime of ups and downs, Horatio Clare was committed to hospital under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act. From hypomania in the Alps, to a complete breakdown and a locked ward in Wakefield, this is a gripping account of how the mind loses touch with reality, how we fall apart and how we can be healed – or not – by treatment.

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‘Deeply moving, darkly funny and hugely powerful’ Robert Macfarlane

‘A brave, lit-up account of going mad and getting better’ Jeanette Winterson

After a lifetime of ups and downs, Horatio Clare was committed to hospital under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act. From hypomania in the Alps, to a complete breakdown and a locked ward in Wakefield, this is a gripping account of how the mind loses touch with reality, how we fall apart and how we may heal.

‘One of the most brilliant travel writers of our day takes us now to that most challenging country, severe mental illness; and does so with such wit, warmth and humanity’ Reverend Richard Coles

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Weight 0.282 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xii, 336

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

616.890092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K