Paper $16.00 ISBN: 9781908487025 Published December 2015 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

Shell Shock

The Diary of Tommy Atkins

Neil Blower

Shell Shock

Neil Blower

Distributed for Firestep

Foreword by Colonel Tim Collins
140 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2015
Paper $16.00 ISBN: 9781908487025 Published December 2015 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
With this semi-autobiographical novel, Neil Blower brings to light the incredible difficulties that soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder are forced to deal with every day. Told in an engaging vernacular style, Shellshock chronicles the difficulties faced by Tommy, a twenty-three-year-old soldier, as he desperately tries to conquer—or at least manage—his PTSD. For Tommy, everyday occurrences, such as a long line at the post office, a trip to Ikea, or a small flare-up with his girlfriend, lead to unpredictable and emotional outbursts, through no fault of his own. Being unable to control or even understand his reactions, he finds himself feeling extremely alienated and contemplating suicide.
 
Stark, though subtly humorous, Shellshock offers raw, honest insight into the reality of life with PTSD and the vital importance of rehabilitating returning troops.
Contents
Foreword by Colonel Tim Collins
Introduction

Signs and Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Shell Shock: the Diary of Tommy Atkins
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Postscript 
Author’s Note
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