“I’m often on fire with love for my patients. Sometimes I’m frozen with fear—for them, with them, of them.” So states a suicidal psychiatrist in this remarkable collection of three stories about troubled healers.
Glowing in the Dark is a book of fiction that portrays the inner worlds of several physicians—psychiatrists and an ICU doctor—as they discover healing through encounters with other people. In authentic voices and a range of moods, these three compelling stories follow each healer’s personal, unconventional path on an unprescribed journey.
Praised by fiction authors, university creative writing faculty, and mental health professionals, this triad of short stories expands our view of the wounded healer archetype. The stories are evocative, disturbing, sometimes erotic, sometimes funny, always heartful. Like wounding, like healing, the stories are not what you expect.
“Glowing in the Dark is the perfect title for this collection of stories, which are deep, clear-eyed visions of our interconnected souls’ dark places as well as their light ones. The compassion glows. The prose glows.”—Arlene Bernstein, psychotherapist and author of Growing Season: Life Lessons from the Garden
Available September 5, 2023 at bookstores and on Amazon.
Library of Congress Control Number: 2023941239
136 pages, 5 x 7 inches
$12.95 paperback; $3.99 kindle