by Mandel Holland


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Invisible is the story of Genovese, a woman who is rapidly reaching the end of her frayed rope and her attempt to find her life's purpose before it's too late. She has struggled her entire life to say the right things, do the right things, and be the right things, only to learn well into her journey that her instincts have betrayed her at virtually every turn. After losing her family in a series of heart-wrenching events, Genovese searches her soul for a reason to carry on, for hope has abandoned her long ago. Desperate for relief from her despair, she seeks out Dr. Jared Danrold, a therapist whom she knows only through a local TV appearance, and compels him to take her on as a patient. Together, they search her past to find her future.

As her therapy evolves, Genovese finds herself (through a series of flashbacks) chronicling her life's trials and miscues for the first time. Dr. Dan's questions work to peel away layers of shame, doubt, anxiety, and misconceptions in an attempt to reach the heart of her discouragement. But the more he peels away, the more he finds out about himself and what has attracted him to this case. He worries about where the session is going, so much so that he reaches out to his therapist/mentor once Genovese steps away. His mentor warns him of the dangers of counseling this particular patient and his ethical responsibility to Genovese. Dr. Dan ignores this sage advice and, as if accepting a challenge, presses on.

Finally, they reach a point where Genovese begins to understand how her upbringing and decision-making have informed the specific choices she has made and have defined her life's path. Dr. Dan's final question gets them to the core of the matter and the origin of her misery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641381840
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 06/06/2018
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Invisible 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! This book is amazing. The story pulls you in from the beginning. You will be blown away at the surprise ending. I would definitely recommend this book
UrbanLibrarian More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The author takes you on a heart-wrenching journey through psychiatric discovery and a series of unfortunate events in one woman's life stories that is all too identifiable to the average woman growing up in the big city. Although the author uses explicit language at times, the book helps us to see what happens when men dominate women. The narrative between the protagonist and her psychiatrist is provocative and revealing; but not explicit or erotic. The author focuses on solving the problem of sexual exploitation and dominance over unsuspecting individuals. The ending is mind-boggling, nothing like what you're expecting. It is only once you get to the end of the story that you can begin to have the deeper conversation of what the book is really about and explore the implications of sexual abuse on the human family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Karen R. Owes Thank you. It was an engaging and interesting read until the end. NO spoilers. I hope novel number two will go deeper into the psyche and healing of the sexually dysfunctional.