About Gordon Self
Gordon Self is a senior health care executive providing ethical reflection and leadership on issues impacting vulnerable communities, including newborn safe havens and addiction strategies. He considers himself an adopted brother of a Vietnamese family who made the perilous boat crossing to Canada in 1979.
Gordon has completed writing his new novel about a physician couple’s experience from Canada coping with pregnancy loss and disenfranchised grief. Set in rural Iowa, the novel is a poignant and moving story of fidelity and vulnerability that will touch any parent who has known what it is like to lose a child, and the often parallel journey of grief a couple must walk in hope of ever finding themselves again.
He lives in Edmonton with his wife, and they have three adult daughters. He published his first novel, The Necessities of Life, in 2014. His second novel, Drowning In Iowa, was released this fall.
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