The Translation of Max

The Translation of Max

by Pamela Deane


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When her seventeen-year-old son Max grabs a German Lugar to shoot alligators he swears are slithering up their front lawn, Maggie knows she has a problem.
Thinking he is on drugs, she seeks help from experts and learns it's worse than she imagined. It's schizophrenia. Despite medications and therapy, Max's life spirals downward, and Maggie tumbles after him, hoping to pull him back to the world of reason.
Trapped in a maze of theories and medications, legal and medical opinions, progress and setbacks, Maggie learns that even a mother's love is not enough to help a son in the throes of a devastating mental illness.
As Max's world becomes more fragmented, Maggie tries to piece his broken life back together, maintain a normal routine for her younger son, and preserve her own sanity.

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ISBN-13: 9781494992774
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/12/2014
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Pamela Deane Leonard Stanek was a classic late bloomer. She grew up in Portland, ho-hummed her way through high school, partied her way through three years at the University of Oregon, and married and raised two spectacular boys before she finally decided maybe this education thing could actually be fun and rewarding at the same time. She got her BS at age forty-nine, her MT at age fifty-five, taught high school English for seventeen years, and is now gloriously retired in Vancouver, Washington, and doing what she damned well pleases, mostly writing, laughing, and trying to play the piano, usually not all at the same time.

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