My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir

By | November 21, 2017
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir Author Mark Lukach
ISBN-10 006242291X
ISBN-13 9780062422910
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Harper Wave
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A heart wrenching yet hopeful memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love Mark and Giulias life together began as a storybook romance They fell in love at eighteen married at twenty four and were living their dream life in San Francisco When Giulia was twenty seven she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month One day she was vibrant and well adjusted the next she was delusional and suicidal convinced thather loved ones were not safe Eventually Giulia fully recovered and the couple had a son But soon after Jonas was born Giulia had another breakdown and then a third a few years after that Pushed to the edge of the abyss everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended A story of the fragility of the mind and the tenacity of the human spirit My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is above all a love story that raises profound questions How do we care for the people we love What and who do we live for Breathtaking in its candor radiant with compassion and written with dazzling lyricism Lukachs is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wifes mental illness anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers faith in the power of love

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