Xavier in the Meantime
1 Feb. 2022
Paperback / softback
Every new doctor … this will fix it.
Removing him from school … this will fix it.
The therapy group … this will fix it.
And his dad moving out. Maybe, this will fix it.
Despite his positive affirmations, the black dog never really leaves him. It watches from the corner of his room, never straying too far away—waiting for the perfect opportunity to sink its teeth in.
But Xavier has a plan—one he hopes will help all the kids in his support group. Enlisting the help of best friend Aster, he tries to convince his dad to turn the family sheep farm into a therapy retreat for the group session kids. But he is up against decades of tradition, his parents who are on a “break,” and the spectre of the black dog.
Can Xavier learn to cherish the moments in between the struggles—the moments in the meantime?