Driven out her hometown with its prejudices and unchecked family abuse, she finds herself in St. Louis - nothing more than an effigy set aflame in front of everyone. Dropping in and out of fugue states caused by flashbacks of abuse, strobe lighting, and psychic pain, she is a psychiatric social worker forced into treatment herself.
Shortcomings of modern medicine are revealed. Her psychic pain diminishes with Dan Travers, an undercover police officer and Aggie, Georgie's niece, whose presences both bring relief. From the fugue states Georgie's sensory perceptions are collapsed. She finds solace in American folk music, its philosophy and fine arts in general. She fails within the economic structures; forced to live in her car, flop houses and hotels.
Each chapter wraps around her flashbacks, fugue states, patient casework and her own treatment with psychiatrists. Georgie rescues Dan Travers by recognizing an unexpected medical condition. Later she learns that she can not only linger in his presence but she can love him as well.
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About the Author
Producing and hosting the Crystal Set Feminist News and Transmissions from Ceiling Zero Call-in Talk on two separate public radio stations gave me the taste of success again. Then the Saint Louis University Department of Psychiatry, within the Medical School under Academic and Research, hired me as a Mental Health Specialist and a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatric Social Worker. Serving on their School of Social Service Health Curriculum Board, I developed, taught and tasted success again in Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Prior to working at the Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Social Work PRN used me as a contractor, full-time and part-time. I also maintained a successful private practice spanning over twenty years.
It's a pocket-full of lessons and a mouthful of pride that sat me on this course. Being born with a tarnished silver spoon in my mouth, my life lessons took that away, handing me a spork. Hard living and hard loving but painting softly gives me a dynamic psyche. Otherwise I'd be at a significant loss. No matter how hard I try to paint otherwise, I'm incessant pulled to painting portraits or studying souls.
I've lived in Pekin just a fraction longer than I lived in St. Louis where I've worked for over twenty years as a clinical social worker, radio & television broadcaster and artist combined. Always working from within the microcosm and macrocosm to set the stage for what I choose to create. The message transcends societal norms.