Vying for the Ledge

Vying for the Ledge

by Valerie Amelie DeLain


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This amusing novella is a light-hearted dark-humored psychological comedy about four very different individuals on the brink of their lives. Simultaneously suicidal, a psychologist, a musician, a judge and a doorman agree to spend the weekend with a psychoanalyst, to vie for the right to jump off the ledge of their office building. The chaos of their life experience sets the stage for unveiling the absurdity of relationships and yet the importance of meaningful connections. Cameo appearances by Sigmund Freud, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, and France create an integral backdrop to accent the storyline.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482533569
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Valerie Amelie DeLain is a psychologist, artist, writer, and musician. Dr. DeLain has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Detroit, and is in private practice in both clinical & forensic psychology. She loves... indie music, oil painting, the Rorschach, her acoustic guitar, foreign languages, theater, traveling around Europe, and good coffee, among other things. Time being, she can be found somewhere near Stockbridge, Wisconsin. Look for her in France someday, somewhere along the Seine under van Gogh's sky.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Altough the plot begins with a dark issue, it reads quite easily, is very descriptive, and energetic considering the subject matter. It is quite skillful how the author reveals the characters, even in the way the differing scripts define them. Her professional observations of individuals enables her to intricately portray the characters from various directions, painting a well-defined picture. The story is a culmination of thoughts turned into conversations in writing. I was highly impressed with how the author’s observations of the human experience were molded into a satisfying story line, with a smattering of sass.