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Double-Blind
by Michelle Butler Hallett

Double Blind by Michelle Butler Hallett

ISBN 1-897174-21-7
9781897174210
Trade Paperback
Fiction
5.5 x 8.5
200 pages

Price: CDN$19.95

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Book Description
Itís the 1970s, the final icy winter of the Cold War. American psychiatrist Josh Bozeman finds himself in St. Johnís as part of covert research group SHIP, the Society for Human Improvement and Potential. But SHIP defines "improvement" and "potential" as anything that can be forged into a weapon.

Enter Christy Monroe, one of Bozemanís favourite patients, a nine-year-old girl with an extraordinary psychic gift. She becomes Bozemanís subject in a SHIP double-blind experiment where the whole reality is dangerously obscure, blurring the lines between patient and doctor, duty and conscience, sanity and madness.

Twenty-five years later, Bozeman is drawn into an even darker paranormal agenda that sends him back to Newfoundland as the principal player in an endgame that could have mortal consequences for Christy, or for his own soul.

Double-blind is a feverish story of complicity, empathy, and the extremities of duty and love.

About the Author

Awards: 2004 David Adams Richards Award for a Short Novel
2004 Writers' Union of Canada Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers (Finalist)
2005 Grimm Canada-UK Short Story Competition (Finalist)

Michelle Butler Hallett was born in St. Johnís, NL, in 1971, and grew up in St. Johnís, Pasadena, Paradise and Conception Bay South. She studied English at Carleton University in Ottawa, returning to St. John's with her husband in 1999 to raise a family. Butler Hallett has worked as a tutor, shopclerk, radio writer and associate fiction editor. Her short stories have appeared in Canada and the UK. The shadow side of grace was her first book.


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