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By: Sally Ann Chan

The Wires in My Sister's Head

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I wish I could have been joking when I called my sister crazy.Mary should be fulfilling life's grand phase of getting married and having children by now. But Mary cannot do that because she believes she has used up her ‘quota' of life's miracles when her prayers were finally answered in 1990 in the form of a baby sister, Betty. Betty is the perfect reason for Mary to live. She seems to be made for greatness until one day, Mary starts to realise that her baby sister isn't as normal a sister as one would expect.Betty begins having a haywire range of mood swings that Mary cannot comprehend. Betty becomes darkly dramatic and suicidal. She continues towards promiscuity, alcoholism and self-harm threats that worsen with time. Mary has to hang onto her sanity and find another reason to live as Betty challenges her cruelly. Desperately, Mary tries—together with Betty's boyfriend, Emir—to save her sister from the hell she's living in. But ultimately, Mary has to face the harsh truth that her sister has a mental disorder called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or as the common man puts it, ‘crazy'. 

Sally Ann CHAN is an actor and singer, originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and currently living in Paris, France. She began writing fiction from the age of six, starting with a story that was rather twisted for her age and kept going throughout her schooling years as an occasional escapism from the education system.

Upon graduating from high school, she completed her studies with a Diploma in Performing Arts and Media in Malaysia. After which, in order to finance her studies and see the world, she left Malaysia and worked as a flight stewardess with Singapore Airlines Limited for three years before returning to the arts scene to obtain her BA (Theatre) in Australia.

She has written a few short plays, of which two were mounted as professional pieces, ‘If Your Cat and I were Drowning’ and ‘Debt of Love’ at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. She has also written two short articles about her deceased dogs, as a teenager, that were published in the Malaysian National newspaper, The Star Newspaper.

Living in France, she is now working on other novels while continuing her passion performing for the theatre, cinema and musical theatre scenes.

Customer Reviews
9 reviews
9 reviews
  • Ann J Thirion

    Beautiful book of life and love, truthfully comes head-to-head with mental disorders and the realities of it all. It's like studying psychology without feeling like you're studying factual things. Very truthful account of Borderline Personality Disorder and beautifully written to touch the heart.

  • Charles

    In this exotic story of two sisters in South East Asia, Sally Ann is chiseling out emotions while raising awareness on mental health issues.
    Definitely worth reading.

  • Nave Vj

    Loved it! The storyline was so relatable and such an interesting read!

  • Catherine

    Very nice book! You can't wait to read it!

  • Maud

    Wonderful book!

  • Lucas

    What an amazing journey in this book... perfect for french with basic notion in english... i read it everywhere, bus, subway... Everyone need it in his library

  • Laurene Froment

    I found this book superb because there was always action going on, wonderful family drama that really touched me. The author inspired me in many ways, so thank you! This book was really moving, highly recommended.

  • Pauline Noblet

    This was a book i could not put down. The story is so original and touching. What a whirlwind it took me on! Gripping characters that are so real , you fall in love with them immediately . A book not to miss! Cant wait for the next!

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