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Book launch | Unlike the Heart by Nicola Redhouse

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Join Nicola Redhouse as she launches her book Unlike the Heart: A Memoir of Brain and Mind. She will be in conversation with writer and journalist Kate Cole-Adams.


ABOUT UNLIKE THE HEART: A MEMOIR OF BRAIN AND MIND

‘Unlike the heart … a brain cannot be understood as a static organ. It changes with its history and with every present moment.’

After the birth of her first child, writer and editor Nicola Redhouse experienced an unrelenting anxiety that quickly overwhelmed her. Her immense love for her child couldn’t protect her from the dread that prevented her leaving the house, opening the mail, eating. Nor, it seems, could the psychoanalytic thinking she had absorbed through her family and her many years of therapy.

Unlike the Heart traces Redhouse’s quest to understand the root cause of her debilitating panic. With explorations of the human mind in philosophy, science and literature and the unearthing of Redhouse’s own narrative, this brave and accomplished work investigates where brain ends and mind begins.

‘A vital account of a struggle: resolute, intelligent and endlessly interesting.’ Helen Garner

ABOUT NICOLA REDHOUSE

Nicola Redhouse is a writer living in Melbourne, Australia. Her work has been published in the literary journals Meanjin, Island and Kill Your Darlings, and in the anthologies Best Australian Stories and Rebellious Daughters. She has been working as a book editor since 2005. www.nicolaredhouse.com

ABOUT KATE COLE-ADAMS

Kate Cole-Adams is a Melbourne writer and journalist. Her non-fiction work Anaesthesia (Text) won the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award, 2017 and the 2017 Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Media Award. It was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction, 2017. Kate has also published a novel called Walking to the Moon (Text)

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