Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of Growing Up Next to The Mental on Wednesday, June 13, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s).
The book will be available for purchase and the author will be available to sign copies. There will be light refreshments.
This is Brian’s first book with Flanker Press. Here is a brief background:
We called it the Mental and thought nothing of it. No more than eeny, meeny, miney, mo and who we were supposed to catch by the toe.
An unfortunate moniker, but one legitimately derived from the original name of the place—the Hospital for Mental and Nervous Diseases—when it opened in 1854. Not until 1972 would it be renamed after the river that runs by it. But in Mooney’s world, which revolved mostly in and around the asylum’s drab, depressing confines in the mid-1970s, it was colloquially the Mental, just as its largely despondent inhabitants were the mental patients.
For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.