This week, commuters in London who read Shortlist will see our MD, Nick Dunn, recommending books on Mental Health. Help For Writers own author Will Green features in the list with his forthcoming book, Default Setting: A Nervous Breakdown.
If your world was pulled out from beneath you, how far would you fall?
We all have problems, that’s life right? We all deal with them in our own way. The choices we make define us.
Edward Staten is a recovering addict who has gone through tough times and come out the other side to build himself a life. But sobriety, for any addict, is a fragile state of mind and he’s finding out just how fragile it can be. The untimely end of his relationship and his broken heart trigger a relapse.
This period of Edward’s life is defined by alcohol, run-ins with the law, a callous and unforgiving boss, a stint in a mental hospital and a drug dealer that won’t let him go.
Default Setting is an insightful, unflinching, and, in places, darkly humorous look at the reality of a nervous breakdown. A tale of a man that, once again, finds himself at rock bottom and his search for escapism, and ultimately, a way out.
Can Edward break this destructive cycle and find redemption?
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