Dependence is a novel set in 1970s London. It is a revealing tale about the destructive effects of a drug dependence, and also a bittersweet love story recounting both the joys and the passions and the sorrows of an intensely loving relationship, and the eventual breakthroughs that can evolve from adversity.
When Anna first meets Fitz she doesn’t fully take on board the severity of his addiction to amphetamine sulphate (speed). It is only as their relationship progresses she comes to understand how much speed he is using and how important it is to him. The two fall deeply in love, but there are times when Anna wonders whether she can live with the effects the drug has on Fitz and on his behaviour. Can she continue to put up with his hyperactivity. and mood swings? Doesn’t he realise what it’s doing to their relationship? And what part does the gentle, solitary John who lives upstairs play in Fitz’s life?
Fitz tries to stop taking the speed, but his abstinence doesn’t last. Back on the drug, he becomes increasingly paranoiac. And then something happens that throws into stark reality the true and horrific damage that Fitz’s addiction is causing, forcing him to finally acknowledge what he is doing – to himself, and to those around him – and forcing him to take action.
Targeted Age Group: Adult 21 +
Book Price: $2.33
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
There are three rules that I always apply to my writing :
1. Write about what you know
2.Less is more when writing, sometimes too many words can have an adverse effect on what you are trying to express.
3.Believe in and care about, who and what you are writing about
My name is Sue Noye Clark,
I was born and grew up on a farm in Devon, and began writing when I was still a child. I have continued writing over the years and have many manuscripts of novels and short stories. I lived in Cornwall and London before eventually settling in Kent where I now live with my husband, Steve, and our two cats.
I have worked as an auxiliary nurse in hospice and palliative care for many years, but am now devoting more time to my true passion, my writing.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
If this book were a house….. Personal experience would be the foundation. Inspiration and imagination would be the bricks and mortar. Creativity and inventiveness would be the plaster and paintwork.
I have also drawn on my own personal experience of living with someone with an addiction.