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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Medical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:246
  • eBook ISBN:9781543907353
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543907346

The Untold Tragedies of Ethan Morton

by Jonathan Rosen

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Few have not been jolted by the suicide of someone close. Shock, guilt, regret, and bewilderment churn together in an insoluble swirl. "the untold tragedies of ethan morton" explores that ambiguous, emotional cyclone through the eyes of those left behind after a teen’s horrific act of self-destruction. As Dr. Thad, the novel's conscience, says, “Trying to find a successful suicide’s motives is like chasing a shadow with a flashlight.” This wrenching novel chases just that elusive shadow.
"the untold tragedies of ethan morton" explores the shocking suicide of a college student at a protected national park in Maine. Four of Ethan's acquaintances: his college ecology professor, Patrick, his physician, Dr Thad, the surgeon who cared for him in the emergency room, Dr. Mac, and Patrick's girlfriend, Leda assume the task of unraveling what could incite Ethan to commit such an inexplicable act. While sifting through the enigma of Ethan's life, they explore the root of all acts of self-destruction, including the self-destruction we are now witnessing of the planet. Told from multiple points of view, "ethan morton," "wrenches the heart and the head in equal measure, leaving us all to wonder whether we can ever truly understand another soul."
About the author
Jonathan Rosen is a Family Physician who has written five novels, the last "Displaced Persons," published in 2011. When not writing, he is seeing patients in his office in Connecticut. He is married to Linda and has two children and two grandchildren, Luke and Dex.