In my way of blogging for mental health, I’d like to introduce you to Jocelyne Dubois, a good friend of mine, who has suffered for many years from mental illness and has written a novella based on her struggles.
Her novella, World of Glass, was shortlisted for the 2013 Quebec Writers’ Federation Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.
After the rupture of her most recent relationship, Chloé begins a new life by taking a job as an advertising rep for an upscale fashion magazine in Montréal. Her reconnection with her French Canadian soul is initially exhilarating, but soon turns out to be disastrous. She loses her footing and enters her own world of glass: a fragile, hypersensitive realm that eventually shatters.
World of Glass is a disquieting insight on the internal struggles and stigmas of mental health experienced through the eyes of one woman caught in a vicious, downward spiral.
Madeleine Thien, an award-winning writer, based in Montreal had this to say about World of Glass:
World of Glass discovers the woman that Chloé becomes, the love she
chooses, and the hesitant rebuilding of family, trust and
self. It is a remarkable work.