Brisbane, Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/27/2014 -- Author Mario Guerra today announced the release of Never Give Up Son, a brutally raw account of life that tells the story of the author’s mother and father, and also discusses hugely relevant topics such as mental illness and racism.
Written from the perspective of a son born during the depression and set against the backdrop of World War 2, the story outlines how cruelty of the mother and present political conditions continued to shape Mario’s character for years to come.
There is also a father, two uncles and a Grandfather who between them spent over one hundred and thirty years incarcerated.
In the broader narrative, lies a fascinating story about the foundation of a transport empire which Mario led and which survived thirty five years of turbulence, challenge and excitement. The stories from the world of truckies, ties to the Griffith families and feuds with the railway barons are covered in detail.
Quite controversially, the author explores why the murder of a politician was not the City of Griffith's greatest tragedy, but rather the mysterious disappearance of Paulo Lorenzo Guerra, who was incarcerated in a mental asylum for forty years.
The characters included in Mario Guerra’s biography vibrantly re-collected, driving the story-telling forward. A great portion of his story deals with the ins and outs of mental illness, which Mario has seen more than his share of during his life.
“I firmly believe that Mental illness can be cured or at least contained. Whether it is personality disorder or depression, there is help out there. With proper counseling, the right sedatives, help is at hand,” says Mario Guerra.
About Mario Guerra
Mario Guerra was born in Griffith in 1937. Never Give Up Son is his first book. For more information, please visit http://www.bookpal.com.au
Name: Mario Ferrucio Guerra
Phone: 02 9608 0686
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