The Transparent Temple

 
 
FriesenPress
  • erschienen am 7. April 2014
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 416 Seiten
978-1-77097-721-1 (ISBN)
 
When the needs of a struggling and drug-addicted community are pitted against the economic interests of a city, the outcome is rarely in question. Money wins. In The Transparent Temple, a determined group of recovering addicts are hoping to be the exception to that rule, bringing focus, understanding, and a new strategy for change they hope will heal the rifts in a broken society.

City council will either choose to back "The Clinic Project", converting the Lund Building into an addiction clinic-with emergency, counselling, detox, and teaching facilities-or "The Corridor Project", which would demolish the building, in order to make room for a multimillion dollar complex-comprised of a cultural and historical centre, a community centre, and a housing complex for seniors-which will bring tourist dollars to the city's coffers.

The Transparent Temple follows the major players in this struggle through seven pivotal days leading up to the crucial city council vote-days that could mean the difference between life and death for the men and women struggling to survive the addictions that have derailed their lives, and cast them into the role of second class citizens.

Regardless of the outcome, the shared journey will impact greatly on the lives of all the major players, whose perspectives will never be the same....
  • Englisch
  • Fadenheftung
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  • Gewebe-Einband
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  • mit Schutzumschlag
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 157 mm
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  • Dicke: 28 mm
  • 803 gr
978-1-77097-721-1 (9781770977211)
Andrew Brottvick has dedicated his life to helping and promoting the interests of recovering addicts, having worked over the years as a social worker, therapist, counsellor, hypnotherapist, and case manager. His computer software company, MindTech Computer Solutions Ltd, developed software for British Columbia's alcohol and drug programs, for use in their detox facilities, residential outpatient and treatment programs, outpatient clinics, and the lower mainland's regional office.

Andrew obtained a BA, in Psychology, from the University of British Columbia, and was a Registered Social Worker.

While Andrew has written several plays, with one having been produced, and has two new novels in the works, The Transparent Temple is his first novel....

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