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The Shock of the Fall

The Shock of the Fall.   Nathan Filer

WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013

It was difficult to put this book down. The Shock of the Fall is an extraordinary portrait of one man’s descent into mental illness and is an incredibly moving (but also funny) read.It’s a very moving and sincere account of mental health problems and how they affect not just the person diagnosed but the family, friends and those who work alongsidepeople experiencing mental health issues.It allows us to see the person, not the label by allowing us to see Matt prior to his mental ill health taking hold. It also dispels the myths and stigmas that generally surround mental ill health and gives hope and understanding.

The Shock of the Fall is Nathan Filer’s first novel. He is a registered mental health nurse and also a performance poet.