Andrea Nair is pleased to offer her new work of fiction for adults, called stripped down running – which brings out all her creative forces and more. This compelling psychological novel dramatically highlights the impact of what was thought to be sort of a normal family upbringing. As a young adult, the heroine tries to outrun her past, but like so many childhood influences, outdistancing one’s early years does not always work.
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“Stripped down running by Andrea Nair is a fast-paced, action-packed story of self-discovery and resilience.” Angie Abdou, CBC Canada Reads finalist, author of The Bone Cage and The Canterbury Trail.
“Stripped down running pulls the reader into the troubled world of Hannah Friesen. Through sharp imagery and snappy dialogue, we are disturbed by Hannah, amused by her and find ourselves longing for her to overcome the darkness of her youth. Stripped down running is a powerful read of both spiritual healing and female empowerment.” Wes Funk, author of Cherry Blossoms
“Cover to cover, this book is would not let go of me. The main character, Hannah Friesen, is so well developed that I talked out loud to her, I warned her, I felt elated for her, I felt hurt for her, afraid for her and happy for her. I read stripped down running” on every break at work, on the tread mill, on the bus, at the dinner table, in the tub and everywhere I went until I was done. This is a story with visceral impact. Buy it, read it, then tell your friends to do the same.” Donna Creighton, Award Winning Canadian Singer Songwriter
“This novel was so engaging – I could not put it down. The easy narrative style drew me in almost immediately and I wanted to know what made this character tick. As Hannah’s life unfolded throughout the book – artfully told in past and present tense – I grew more and more intrigued about this woman’s path, her choices, and her mental state. The full read brought the answers – shocking but real – and it left me really very thoughtful about this theme, about the fragile nature of our intimate lives, and the delicate balance we all try to walk.” Simone Grahame, editor and writer
“I took this book with me on vacation and started reading it on the plane. Couldn’t put it down, and was finished with it by the time I reached my destination. Compelling and passionate, stripped down running pulls you in and takes you on a journey. The downside? I had to find another book to read on the beach.” Sarah Brooks, avid reader
“On the cusp of her thirtieth birthday, Hannah Friesen contemplates the wreck her life has become. Unable to complete her education, find meaningful employment, or retain friendships, Hannah lashes out at the world by engaging in destructive behaviours. Her husband Antonio, who impulsively married her while on vacation, uses golf and therapy to cope with his wife. Eventually, it all becomes too much, and he tells Hannah that the only possible way to save their marriage is for Hannah to enter rehab. Stripped down running chronicles Hannah’s inner journey as she faces her scarring past, makes amends for the hurt she has caused in the present, and works at creating a healthier and happier future. Written by a qualified counsellor, this engaging and informative novel will be especially relevant to readers interested in the therapeutic process.” The Teatime Reader
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