Arnhild Lauveng spent ten years in secure wards suffering from schizophrenia. She was deeply psychotic, self-destructive and broke glasses and plates to cut herself with the shards.
In this book, the author takes the reader into a world of voices and hallucinations, where she is chased by hordes of rats and packs of wolves with yellow eyes and slavering jaws snap at her heels. We learn to understand that these illusions have their own logic and how they can be interpreted – and the author's interpretations are like solutions to small crime mysteries.
This is the powerful story of her journey back to reality, assisted by a mother who refused to give up hope, a victory that only a handful believe is possible and that sadly is seldom achieved.
A Road Back from Schizophrenia is a unique book. About hope and identity [...] the fact that she also brings both humor and irony unto the book is all the more reason to recommend this book.'
KRISTELIGT DAGBLAD, Denmark
'If it was up to me, A Road Back from Schizophrenia would be read and discussed in all psychiatric hospitals and institutions in this country. There is much to be gained, no matter what one does for a living.'
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