(PRWEB) November 11, 2004
To understand the extent of brain injuries is to possess the understanding of what it takes to work in a neuro-rehab. The main character, Joleen Cumberland, deals with hostile patients, verbal and physical assaults, miracles and her own personal burn out. Joleen is at her wits end after seven years of working at the rehab center, Rivers Edge. Everyday she had "a fear as if she was entering the belly of a gigantic sleeping monster".
Between her irritating co-worker, Brad and her new patient Mitch Stevens along with his brother Geoff, life starts to take an interesting twist. There are many gripping moments all through out the book. One in particular is when Joleen is kicked in the head by one of her patients. There are times when patients leap into rages, toss off prosthesis body parts and attack with toys. Through all this chaos, workers maintain their sanity, make major leaps in helping their patients and Joleen finds love.
The author has done a splendid job of bringing to life engrossing characters. The patients, co-workers and families are all substantial in description and dialogue. A Flamboyant Disarray of Dreams is a highly intelligent provocative novel. The book is enticing with its wild disarray, weird magical moments and plagued with paranoid delusions. A fast paced excellent read with an intriguing theory on the Roadrunner cartoon.
Brief Author Biography:
Ms. Rutter moved to New Hampshire from Florida in September of 1996. During her difficult adjustment period to a new environment, she began keeping a journal. Eventually, it led into writing essays. Ms. Rutter finds humor in odd places and it inspires an idea for one of her "viewpoint of humankind's oddities" writings.
After acclimatizing to the severe changes in seasons, she began kayaking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter; writing has been an on again, off again passion. Non-fiction being her preference, a novel was never in her plans. However, she wrote her first book 'A Disturbing Presence' on an impulse. A strange conversation with her step-daughter sparked an idea and Joy took off with it. Her day job as a Rehabilitation Specialist in a traumatic brain injury facility is the basis for her second book, 'A Flamboyant Disarray of Dreams'. Besides her job, her writing, and promoting her books, Joy Lee keeps busy with her husband, two teenage sons, and her cats Mugzi & Li-Lu.
Rutter is a member of the New Hampshire Writers Association and several internet writers groups.
A Flamboyant Disarray of Dreams
Joy Lee Rutter
22365 El Toro Road #135, Lake Forest, CA 92630
ISBN: 1933016027 $15.95 281 pages