Synopsis

I need to write a synposis of my book DaySix for my publishers.
 
How does this sound?
 
Day Six  is story of one of the roughest introductions to motherhood you can imagine. Jen Wight breaks the taboo around mental ill health to honestly recount her experience of developing post partum psychosis and then severe post natal depression. She tells the tales of being convinced she was Cameron Diaz; that she and Obama were going to use FaceBook to save the world; and that she was going to cure cerebral palsy with dental floss.
 
One scary night she experiences regressing back through her ‘past lives’ to become a sixties housewife, an aboriginal women living when Cook first sailed through The Heads into Sydney Harbour, and finally the first chimpanzee to communicate with words. 
 
And it all started on Day Six of her son’s life.
 
She uses her experiences to explore her relationship with her sister who has schizophrenia and to illustrate that while mental illness can be devastating, there is hope that things can get better.

5 comments

  1. Jen, I love it. Also given all my hormones (and in anyway) I found it really moving. The word roughest is quite arresting at first and it's a reflection of your experience. As a synopsis it works for me as I'd buy it. Good luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes and actually get to read it!

  2. Totally agree as a synopsis it works for me and every other person I have proudly read it too !!

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  4. Thanks Leabhar and Sheelagh

  5. Rachel Wight · ·

    Excellent Jenny, absolutely to the point, enticing us to read the book. The clear indication of a happy ending from the start will be so encouraging to any new mother caught in the same illness and thinking of reading it to get help and support.

    Rachel

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