Sexism, Harassment on Campus Drive Ian M. Evans’s New Novel

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Author uses university, psychology experience as basis for ‘Forgive Me My Trespasses’

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Clinical psychologist Ian M. Evans draws from his own experiences and knowledge of the human psyche to craft an original story. His new novel, “Forgive Me My Trespasses” (published by Archway Publishing), focuses on the complex issues faced by psychologists, as well as the sexism and harassment in academia.

On a college campus in upstate New York, Dr. Dave Gordon, a professor of clinical psychology, introduces the themes of forgiveness and compassion to his graduate psychotherapy class. The varied effects these discussions have on his students raise complex interpersonal issues, including an allegation of sexual harassment. Dave is forced to readjust his own thinking and attitudes regarding sexism on college campuses.

“The overall theme is that well-meaning and fair-minded people in a position of influence or authority are not always aware of the impact that they have on less powerful individuals and that fairness, forgiveness and respect are necessary qualities to counter gender discrimination,” Evans says.

Though issues such as sexism and political sex scandals appear in the book, “Forgive Me My Trespasses” is written in a light-hearted manner that Evans believes will entertain readers and make his book relatable. He hopes his book will teach readers about psychological principles and how to avoid sexism.

“Forgive Me My Trespasses”
By Ian M. Evans
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 350 pages | ISBN 9781480816657
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 350 pages | ISBN 9781480816640
E-Book | 350 pages | ISBN 9781480816664
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ian M. Evans is a retired professor of clinical psychology. He was born in England and grew up in South Africa. He currently lives in Honolulu with his wife.

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