Dead Mentors

by Sandra Nichols

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/27/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781452568447
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781452568461
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781452568454

About the Book

In 2005, John Burns, a clairvoyant therapist, provides a reading for a lonely South Florida healthcare manager named Sophia Deming. At fifty-four, Sophia is miserable with work, regret, and failed ambitions. She leaves the reading, disappointed with Burns’s forecast and worries that the way to an authentic life is a hopeless dream.

From the shores of his cottage on Prince Edward Island, Burns channels Sophia for a period of two years and tells the story of her existential quest. Sophia’s journey begins when she finds her dead mother’s play, The Antiquity, in the family cottage in Peterborough, Ontario. Its main character, Russell Durnin, a biomedical scientist, finds the missing link to his research among the paranormal inhabitants of a futuristic prison.

As an ambitious production of the performance develops in Toronto, Sophia encounters a series of misfortunes back home in Florida that mirror those of Durnin and that force her to confront her darkest fears. On opening night of the play, as her mother’s portrait is unveiled upon the stage, Sophia discovers the secret of her emotional captivity.

About the Author

Sandra Nichols is a healthcare manager whose hospital nursing career has spanned four decades. She has a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies. Her passion is using fiction to express her perceptions of healing. Sandra’s lifelong interest and study of the mind–body connection forms the basis of her writing. She was born in Peterborough, Ontario, and has two children. She lives with her husband, Alan, in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Dead Mentors is her first novel.