Down The Tubes

by Kate JR
March 29, 2011
Votes: 7
Audience Adult, New Adult
Word Count 40-60k (short)

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Published Through Amazon Createspace – KDP
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Author’s Summary

A hard-hitting novel based on the author’s experience of working in the field of addictions.

It’s the late 1980s and mother of four, Cheryl West, lands herself a job at a drugs project in London. But memories of her old life are never far away, especially when her surly daughter, Elaine, makes her unwelcome visits.

Meanwhile, Cheryl’s estranged son, Michael aka Dodo – is ironically having his life destroyed by drug addiction in his attempt to avoid painful memories of abuse. He goes from one chaotic situation to another, ending up on the streets and reaching rock bottom, until he is referred to a drug rehabilitation centre in rural Hampshire where dark family secrets are uncovered.

They’re each on a journey, but can there be reconciliation as well as rehabilitation?

Short Description

A hard-hitting story of addiction, family breakdown and homelessness, based on my experience of working in the addictions field for many years. It deals with the devastating effects of child sex on a young man’s life.

Catchphrase

A hard-hitting story of addiction and recovery

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