Freedom from Trauma in America is a picaresque adventure featuring Paul Revere, whose comment after The Balloon and Shower Room Escape sums up the narrative quest of this vel: We look across treetops, watching the sun emerge behind hills, its kindly heat on the glass around and inside us - we gaze at the light and the land and it gazes back, telling us that it exists how it is within us and t in and of itself outside, meaning we're human beings, each at home within ourselves. From his early escapades with Neil and their first dates with Nancy to the hyperactive dramas from the Midwest to the Golden Gate, this is a chronicle by a journal writer about recovering strength of spirit and stout-heartedness, t least after life as a child is turned upside-down. The deuement builds from questions throughout, such as those from the chapter entitled Faces in the Jigsaw: How is it for those who dwell in Selby...How can they live independently and yet coalesce with each other, to save the ecology dear to farmers, against genetic evolution, intensive animal farming, new machines, superstore profiteering, and John X? By compromise? Just as they are?
Bill Lemmer was born into an America at war in the 1940s and raised during the seminal decade of the Civil Rights Movement. He received a Wall Street Journal Scholarship during the Vietnam War years of the 1960s and began a career in journalism before leaving his native land for England. Freedom from Trauma in America is a novelistic expression of an America which lost its heart, causing mayhem in everyday life; one aspiring character in the book describes this as like being: .. .a little one in the greater scheme of things, baying for a mother's wisdom and a student who struggles to be free in a bestial world. Scattered between are fragments of whatever it takes to be a writer, ranging from metaphysical poet to auto-biographer to humorist. Dr. Lemmer lives with his family in the UK. He is the author of Freedom from Trauma in Dementia. This non-fiction caregiving guide was written on his retirement as a Professor of Mental Health and Learning Disability and Founding Director of the Dementia Center for Southeast England. Bill writes about trauma and caregiving on his website: www.dementiaonourminds.com