Juxtaposed with a first person narrative is the story of Levi, a young boy trapped in the care system, who is allowed no say about his life at all. This story tells how he was taken away from his mother, along with his little sister, and moved from foster home to foster home, then back to his mother, a decision that ultimately leads to tragedy.
Cate Sweeney is a published short story writer and a successful playwright whose plays have been produced by a number of regional companies. Cate likes to explore the connections between Science and Art in her work, as both have influenced her. Similarly, she has combined her experience as a health care professional and her writing experience to provide workshops in healthcare settings, most recently in a mental health unit and a GP surgery. She believes creativity is a useful tool in promoting health and well-being. Selfish Jean is her first novel.