January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her


A harrowing memoir from the father of a seven-year-old girl, January First is the desperate story of Michael's mission to find out what is wrong with his highly intelligent daughter. Right from when she was a newborn, January has kept her parents on their toes: as a baby she slept for only 20 minutes at a time, as a one year old she spoke in complete sentences, at two she asked about negative numbers, and by three had literally hundreds of imaginary friends. But when her brother Bodhi arrives her behaviour becomes increasingly violent, her never-ending delusions and hallucinations interspersed with paroxysms of rage that eventually force her parents to live in separate one-bedroom apartments - communicating read more

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ISBN:

9781742705033

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

208

Dimensions:

21cm x 13cm

Weight:

380g

RRP:

$26.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction , Health & Self-Help , Biography and Memoir

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 September 2012

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Schofield