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978-0-7618-6426-4 • Paperback • September 2014 • $27.99 • (£21.99)
978-0-7618-6427-1 • eBook • September 2014 • $26.50 • (£18.99)
Alyson Quinn was born in Zimbabwe to Irish parents and spent her childhood years in Southern Africa. She trained as a social worker and has spent twenty-five years working in the field of psychiatry as an individual and group therapist. She is the author of Experiential Unity Theory and Model (Jason Aronson, 2012) and Reclaim Your Soul (Hamilton Books, 2014). When the River Wakes Up is her first novel.
When the River Wakes Up ventures courageously down paths rarely explored, the Western medical model and African mysticism from Zimbabwe. What is the cost of labeling those with sacred gifts for all of humanity? Is there a way to open ourselves to unimaginable wisdom that will illuminate the path forward for us all? Alyson Quinn writes this story with her heart immersed in cauterized memory of her beloved homeland and an unquenchable curiosity for undiscovered worlds.
— Malídoma Patríce Somé, PhD, traditional elder, author of Ritual: Power, Healing and Community; Of Water and the Spirit; and The Healing Wisdom of Africa