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Ways of Escape - Hugh Mackay

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This is the fifth and finest novel from the pen of Australia's best-selling social analyst. Set in a typical contemporary suburb, WAYS OF ESCAPE is the first-person story of Tom, a clinical psychologist who's losing patience with his affluent, perfection-seeking clients. Divorced and struggling with professional burnout, he's open to the possibility of radical change. He allows himself to become reckless with a client intent on seducing him, leading to a charge of professional misconduct and the humiliating prospect of deregistration. He is caught up in the disappearance of a neighbour who had recently left his wife and children. And a lighthearted distraction comes in the form of an offer to write for a motoring magazine - an experience Tom finds liberating. Two streams of Tom's life then intersect when he agrees to advise one of the candidates for election as chancellor at a boutique university. Three people are contesting the election: a corporate lawyer who has recently crossed swords with a relative of Tom's, the charismatic proprietor of a chain of real estate agencies, and an eminence grise on the academic staff.

ISBN: 9780733623479
ISBN-10: 9781491817841
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: May 2009
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.41

Hugh Mackay

Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, social researcher and novelist. He has a master s degree in moral philosophy and was one of the founders of the St James Ethics Centre. His publication, THE MACKAY REPORT, was the benchmark of social research in Australia for over thirty years. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of NSW, Macquarie and Charles Sturt universities. His most recent titles published by Hachette are ADVANCE AUSTRALIA WHERE?, WAYS OF ESCAPE, RIGHT & WRONG, WINTER CLOSE.

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