Book ‘Post-Traumatic’ by Chantal V. Johnson

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A “deeply original” (Elif Batuman), “violently funny” (Myriam Gurba), “brilliant and unforgettable” (Deesha Philyaw) debut about a young lawyer finally confronting her dark past. To the outside observer, Vivian is a success story — a dedicated lawyer who advocates for mentally ill patients at a New York City psychiatric hospital. Privately, Vivian contends with the memories and aftereffects of her bad childhood — compounded by the everyday stresses of being a Black Latinx woman in America. She lives in a constant state of hypervigilant awareness that makes even a simple subway ride into a heart-pounding drama. For years, Vivian has self-medicated with a mix of dating, dieting, dark humor and smoking...
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (April 5, 2022)  Pages: 320 pages  ISBN-10: 0316264237  ISBN-13: 978-0316264235  ASIN:‎ B09Q63M5K5

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Chantal V. Johnson is a tenant lawyer and writer. A graduate of Stanford Law School and a 2018 Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellow, she lives in New York.