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Loss Adjustment

Linda Collins

Paperback

9789811414770

 

 

Pre-Order

 

With every pre-order copy purchased from now till 27th September 2019, Wardah Books will donate $1 to Samaritans of Singapore, in support of mental health advocacy and suicide prevention in Singapore.

 

Customers for the first 50 copies pre-ordered before 16th September will:

 

• receive a personal, handwritten letter from Linda, with an autographed copy of the book.

 

• receive the book early, before the official launch on 28th September.

 

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“I have had nothing bad happen to me except my own doing. I have let this cowardice envelop me, and I can’t shake it off. I will commit the worst thing you can ever do to someone who loves you: killing yourself. The scary thing is, I’m okay with that.” —Victoria McLeod, Singapore, March 30, 2014

 

Loss Adjustment is a mother’s recount of her 17-year-old daughter’s suicide.

 

In the wake of Victoria McLeod’s passing, she left behind a remarkable journal in her laptop of the final four months of her life. Linda Collins, her mother, has woven these into her memoir, which is at once cohesive, yet fragmented, reflecting a survivor's state of mind after devastating loss.

 

Loss Adjustment involves the endless whys, the journey of Linda Collins and her husband in honouring Victoria, and the impossible question of what drove their daughter to this irretrievable act. A stunningly intimate portrait of loss and grief, Loss Adjustment is a breaking of silence—a book whose face society cannot turn away from.

 

If you are concerned about your mental health or that of someone you know, reach out to Samaritans of Singapore: 1800-221-4444