Abandoned Dental Clinics
Seven men from different backgrounds are in an old van, travelling together through deserted spaces, always moving to the next town or village. When they come across the abandoned dental clinic, they must ask what purpose it had ever served, here in the wilderness. Only one of the seven men sees the little girl in the building who has been left behind.
A young PhD student is writing on the psychology of collecting. To help progress her thesis, she has started to buy unwanted and unusual dental tools from a vendor. This new professional relationship soon blossoms into a friendship. Are the two women collecting one another?
A woman who survived a period of illegal imprisonment, nine years earlier, is now in a therapeutic arrangement with a psychoanalyst. The man who kept her hostage back then is in prison, so why does she still feel trapped? And what is this analysand’s link with the PhD student and the men in the dodgy old van?
Abandoned Dental Clinics is a novel about what we leave behind and what happens when we are left behind. It is a story laced with intrigue and humour, sadness and euphoria.
“And I am genuinely taken … with a potential literary greatness here that deserves far more attention than just mine.” — D.F. Lewis, The Des Lewis Gestalt Real-Time Reviews