An Age of Madness by David Maine

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Dr. Regina Moss has built herself a successful career as a psychiatrist in Boston: she enjoys a lucrative private practice, hefty consultation fees, and a reputation that inspires colleagues and patients alike. Why then, is Regina haunted by her past? Why does her own daughter barely speak to her? What’s the story with her gruff, softhearted husband Walter—and why can’t Regina stop thinking about the lanky new tech on the ward? An Age of Madness peels back the layers of Regina’s psyche in a voice that is brash, bitter, and blackly humorous, laying bare her vulnerabilities while drawing the reader unnervingly close to this memorable heroine. From the author of The Preservationist, which was hailed as “hilarious and illuminating” by The Los Angeles Times Book Review and “pithy and smart” by the New York Post, comes the latest turnabout in a career filled with unexpected surprises. An Age of Madness brings a sharp edge of psychological realism to a story filled with startling revelations and heartrending twists.


About David Maine

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In addition to An Age of Madness, David Maine is the author of four novels: The Preservationist, Fallen, The Book of Samson, and Monster, 1959. His novels have been praised in such outlets as Time magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, People magazine, and Entertainment Weekly, and translated into Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Japanese, and Russian. The Preservationist was nominated for the First Book Award by British newspaper The Guardian, and has been optioned for a film. July 2011 saw the release of his fantasy novel eBook, The Gamble of the Godless. From 1995-98, Maine lived and worked in Rabat, Morocco, before moving to Lahore, Pakistan, where he lived until 2008. Since returning to the US, he has relocated to Honolulu, where he has taught at the University of Phoenix, Hawaii Pacific University, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Published January 1, 2013 by Red Hen Press. 296 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Psychiatrist Regina Moss comes on strong in this compassionate, imperfect novel of the surprising, halting ways that the heart and mind heal after tragedy.

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ForeWord Reviews

To a casual observer, it would seem that Boston psychiatrist Regina Moss is surrounded by chaos and instability all day long but has her own life under complete control.

Sep 01 2012 | Read Full Review of An Age of Madness

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