High Clear Bell of Morning: A Novel

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Ruby is diagnosed with schizophrenia and her treatment goes awry when she meets a drug dealer in group therapy. He introduces her drugs, and within a short space of time she is ready to do almost anything for a high. Unwilling to let her go, her father, Glen, follows Ruby through the streets, catching glimpses of her horror-filled world. Desperate to comprehend her illness, he finds parallels between Ruby and his job as a marine biologist. In a struggle to get his daughter back, Glen commits an unthinkable act that could cause him to lose everything else that has ever mattered to him.

Elegantly told and affecting, High Clear Bell of Morning illustrates the strain on families facing mental illnesses, and draws attention to the inadequate system that is meant to help. At the same time, it celebrates the natural world and sends a cautionary warning of what we all have to lose.

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Ann Eriksson is the author of three previous novels: Decomposing Maggie (Turnstone, 2003), In the Hands of Anubis (Brindle & Glass, 2009) and Falling From Grace (Brindle & Glass, 2011), which was awarded a Silver medal in the 2011 Independent Publishers Book Awards. Eriksson is a founding director of the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy. She lives on Thetis Island, British Columbia, with her husband, poet Gary Geddes.

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"Finally, there's a novel that explores the unique hell of families trying to help a relative who develops a psychotic disorder." (Susan Inman, author of "After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity")

"With her keen eye for microscopic detail, Ann Eriksson evokes the awesome beauty and complexity of the Canadian Pacific Northwest landscape, from the perfect symbiosis of flora and fauna to the conflicts, sometimes noble, often tragic, between nature's ecologies and our powerful human desires." (Ruth Ozeki, author of "All Over Creation")

"Eriksson's story deftly demonstrates how even the most stalwart of families can disintegrate when faced with mental illness, a wily, unknowable opponent that often claims as its victims not only the patient, but their family members as well." (Winnipeg Free Press)

"Few books make me cry. So I was genuinely surprised when I found myself crying when I finished reading High Clear Bell of Morning...[it] is not overwritten; it is to the point. All the details -- emotional, scientific, medical, social -- are presented with a credible, eponymous clarity. But it is Eriksson's ability to draw character with care and compassion that most successfully sustains this novel. That is what made me cry." (The Coastal Spectator)

"I didn't want to finish High Clear Bell of Morning...Eriksson tells an important story, and she tells it with style, grace and compelling characters and plot." (Tracy Sherlock The Vancouver Sun)

"In author Anne Eriksson's latest book, High Clear Bell of Morning, her training as a biologist comes into full force...The story maintains a taut urgency throughout as Ruby's father Glen struggles to unpack both the mystery of what happened to the juvenile whale and what is causing his vibrant daughter's life to crumble before his eyes." (Nanaimo Daily News)

"Throughout the novel, Eriksson deftly conveys how a lack of professional support can have tragic consequences for those with serious mental illness and their families...Ultimately, Eriksson's story is one of tragedy and loss. In telling it, she has captured the pain and suffering experienced by those with mental illness and their families. For this unflinching portrayal, I thank her." (Janet Blue, North Shore Schizophrenia Society (NSSS) peer support worker)

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