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The tree of ecstasy and unbearable sadness

Ottley, Matt2021
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The Tree of Ecstasy & Unbearable Sadness is an allegorical story of a boy's experience of psychosis, with mental illness represented as a fantastical tree whose flowers are ecstasy and whose fruit is unbearable sadness. Stunning drawings and paintings lead the reader through the boy's early discovery of his strangeness, his surrender to the disease (an all-consuming tree), the ensuing psychotic journey, and eventual self-acceptance. The recording of a full orchestral score composed by the author-illustrator will accompany the book, and an international tour is planned.
Author:
Ottley, Matt, author, illustrator, composer
Imprint:
Orange, NSW : Dirt Lane Press, 2021.©2021
Collation:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 32 cm + 1 audio disc (12 cm).
Audience:
Interest age level: 15+ years old.
ISBN:
9780648023852 (hbk)9780648023852
Dewey class:
616.89A823.4
Language:
English
BRN:
511128
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryTeen FictionT OTTAvailable
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