In his new memoir, On Cove Mountain, author Ian Duncan discloses the true story of his commitment to a mental institution in 2001 and his sixteen-year battle to put behind him the stigma, trauma, self-doubt, and legal consequences arising from his journey through depression. Here, in unflinching detail, he describes his passage from confinement in a padded cell to freedom on the peculiar mountain that became the setting for his spiritual sojourn, the wilderness where he had to become lost before he could be found; where he encountered God in a storm, met his wife, and, in his own words, "worked out his salvation with fear and trembling." On Cove Mountain relates the shockingly commonplace ways a nice young man goes gently mad, and the odyssey undertaken to find freedom, self-understanding, and peace. This is the story of one man's exchange of depression for joy, bondage for victory, loneliness for love. This is the story of how he was found.
IAN DUNCAN is the author of a trilogy of bio-thrillers, including Cordyceps, Cordyceps Resurgentis, and Cordyceps Victoriosis. He is an MFA candidate in the creative writing program at New Saint Andrews College, cohost of the literary podcast The Notion Club, and currently at work on the forthcoming adventure novel, Mouribon Cave. He met his wife, Allison, on the Appalachian Trail, and is now the proud father of Phinehas, Treva, and Ransom. He still frequents that strange collection of rocks on the summit of Cove Mountain called Dragon's Tooth. Discover more at IanDuncanBooks.com.