The Wires in My Sister's Head

The Wires in My Sister's Head

by Sally Ann Chan


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I wish I could have been joking when I called my sister crazy.

Mary should be fulfilling life's grand phase of getting married and having children by now. But Mary cannot do that because she believes she has used up her 'quota' of life's miracles when her prayers were finally answered in 1990 in the form of a baby sister, Betty. Betty is the perfect reason for Mary to live. She seems to be made for greatness until one day, Mary starts to realise that her baby sister isn't as normal a sister as one would expect.

Betty begins having a haywire range of mood swings that Mary cannot comprehend. Betty becomes darkly dramatic and suicidal. She continues towards promiscuity, alcoholism and self-harm threats that worsen with time. Mary has to hang onto her sanity and find another reason to live as Betty challenges her cruelly. Desperately, Mary tries-together with Betty's boyfriend, Emir-to save her sister from the hell she's living in. But ultimately, Mary has to face the harsh truth that her sister has a mental disorder called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or as the common man puts it, 'crazy'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787106215
Publisher: Austin-Macauley Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 09/29/2017
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Sally Ann CHAN is an actor and singer, originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and currently living in Paris, France. She began writing fiction from the age of six, starting with a story that was rather twisted for her age and kept going throughout her schooling years as an occasional escapism from the education system.

Upon graduating from high school, she completed her studies with a Diploma in Performing Arts and Media in Malaysia. After which, in order to finance her studies and see the world, she left Malaysia and worked as a flight stewardess with Singapore Airlines Limited for three years before returning to the arts scene to obtain her BA (Theatre) in Australia.

She has written a few short plays, of which two were mounted as professional pieces, ‘If Your Cat and I were Drowning’ and ‘Debt of Love’ at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. She has also written two short articles about her deceased dogs, as a teenager, that were published in the Malaysian National newspaper, The Star Newspaper.

Living in France, she is now working on other novels while continuing her passion performing for the theatre, cinema and musical theatre scenes.

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