72 Hour Hold

72 Hour Hold

A Novel

eBook - 2006
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Trina is eighteen and suffers from bi-polar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent. Frightened by her own child, Keri searches for help, quickly learning that the mental health community can only offer her a seventy-two hour hold. After these three days Trina is off on her own again.

Fed up with the bureaucracy and determined to save her daughter by any means necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention known as The Program, a group of radicals who eschew the psychiatric system and model themselves after the Underground Railroad. In the upheaval that follows, she is forced to confront a past that refuses to stay buried, even as she battles to secure a future for her child.

"A tightly woven, well-written story about mothers and daughters, highs and lows, ex-husbands and boyfriends.... Universally touching."
-- San Francisco Chronicle

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2006, c2005
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 9780307424259
Characteristics: 1 online resource (298 p.)
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Seventy-two hour hold [ebook]


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AMILLERGIRL Apr 08, 2014

why is this womans story told over and over and over again on this page?

Jul 12, 2010

Well written and informative about issues of the bipolar mentality within the context of a realistic story


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Jan 25, 2015

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