Bipolar Winter stars Emily Connell, an octogenarian bipolar struggling to recover.
The deeply heartrending novel delves deep inside Charlene Tiburon’s mind to illustrate how hallucinations of her deceased mother,
Regina, and delusions of persecution force her to set out to kill Emily in the labyrinthine kitchen of their assisted-living home.
Charlene, the villain, is a real, hurting person fully involved in that same drama that constitutes the human condition. Since she has never accepted the known fact that she is living with bipolar disorder, she experiences real-life consequences, consequences found in many untreated bipolars’ lives:
- conscious and unconscious attempts to destroy her two consecutive husbands and several children
- a delusion that she must destroy Emily
- the risk of her own destruction.
Bipolar Winter allows the intelligent reader to view the irrefutable logic, though based on false premises, of bipolar Charlene’s thoughts and actions.
The novel sets two beautiful, intelligent women who are nevertheless helpless to counter the relentless forces inherent in the human mind against each other, and the never-ending battle between good and evil is once again enacted. This is a world no reader has ever before seen.