In The Heartland, Nathan Filer, a former mental health nurse, invites us to spend time in the company of some extraordinary people whose lives have been affected by this most strange of human conditions, and to discover their complex, surprising, painful, funny and ultimately relatable stories.

The Shock of the Fall was the debut that seemingly arrived from nowhere and ultimately sold some half a million copies in the UK alone, bagging the Costa Book of the Year and establishing Nathan Filer as one of the decade’s most significant new voices. Now Filer considers psychiatry’s traditional heartland of schizophrenia, challenging its orthodoxy with a mesmeric, important collage of essays and first-person encounters.

The Heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia (Hardback)

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