The erratics

The erratics
Laveau-Harvie, Vicki
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  • Published: 2018
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When her elderly mother is hospitalised unexpectedly, Vicki travels to her parents' isolated ranch home in Alberta, Canada, to help her father. She has been estranged from her parents for many years (the reasons for which rapidly become clear) and is horrified by what she discovers on her arrival. Her mother has always been mentally unstable, but for years camouflaged her delusions and unpredictability. Over the decades she has managed to shut herself and her husband away from the outside world. Vicki's father, who has been systematically starved and kept virtually a prisoner in his own home, begins to realise what has happened to him and embarks upon plans of his own to combat his wife. Vicki quickly realises how dangerous, and potentially life-threatening, her mother's behaviour is. She fears for her father's life and her own safety if her mother returns home. The power play between her parents takes a dramatic turn and leaves Vicki embroiled in situations that are ludicrous, heart-breaking, and frightening. All this makes for an intensely gripping, yet black-humoured family drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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ISBN:

9780648100850 (paperback)

ISBN:

9781460758250 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Laveau-Harvie, Vicki,

Title:

The erratics / Vicki Laveau-Harvie.

Publication Info:

Mona Vale, NSW : Finch Publishing, 2018.

Publication Info:

©2018

Physical description:

217 pages ; 22 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Personal subject:

Laveau-Harvie, Vicki.

Personal subject:

Laveau-Harvie, Vicki--Family.

Subject term:

Families--Canada.

Subject term:

Family secrets.

Subject term:

Mothers--Mental health--Canada.

Subject term:

Mentally ill--Family relationships.

Subject term:

Adult children--Australia--Biography.

Subject term:

Mentally ill mothers--Biography.

Subject term:

Dysfunctional families.

Subject term:

Aging parents--Care--Canada.

Genre index term:

Autobiographies.

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