WATERBOY, making sense of my son's suicide

: Horning (G.)

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247pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2021


Glynis Horning's 25-year-old son Spencer committed suicide in September 2019.

"A raw, beautifully written chronicle of a mother's search for pieces of a puzzle that will eternally feel missing, and a heartbreaking dive into suicide's furtive nature and the bittersweet lifeline friends and family provide to keep us afloat ... I know the book will bring comfort to many people - particularly mothers of teens and young adults - who are left with so many questions." Helen Walne, author of The Diving

Freelance writer Glynis Horning is the recipient of the Discovery Health Journalism Award for Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing, the Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Award and a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. She was Galliova Health Writer of the Year in 2017, 2019 and 2020. She lives in Durban.