Scattershot by David Lovelace is reviewed in the March/April 2009 Yankee by Tim Clark, who calls it a “field trip to ‘a desperate circus’.” Very briefly, it is a memoir of a family’s trials with bipolar disorder that affects four of the five members, including the author.
He writes: “I’ve seen both my parents drown in the sickness. I’ve seen my brother sink down. I’ve denied my own madness and I’ve loved it almost to death. All my life I’ve heard my family blame each other, some devil, some church, genetics, and shrinks. We’re ashamed and afraid of our minds. I want to believe my wife and not worry. I want to get strong and show my kids how. I want my family fearless and proud.”
For more excerpts and information, go to: davidlovelace.info.
Click here for Tim Clark’s review of Scattershot.