Dora: a Headcase

Lidia Yuknavitch
AUD $19.99
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A contemporary coming-of-age story based on Freud's famous case study from the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Joan. Introduced by Chuck Palahniuk.

Ida has a secret: she is in love with her best friend. But any time she gets close to intimacy, Ida faints or loses her voice. She needs a shrink. Or so her philandering father thinks.

Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, Siggy, Ida - and alter-ego Dora - hatch a plan to secretly film him. But when the film goes viral, Ida finds herself targeted by unethical hackers.

Dora: A Headcase is a contemporary coming-of-age story based on Freud's famous case study, retold and revamped through Dora's point-of-view. Yuknavitch's Dora is radical and unapologetic - you won't have met a character quite like her before.

Author bio:

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the novels The Book of Joan,The Small Backs of Children and Dora: A Headcase. Her highly acclaimed memoir, The Chronology of Water, was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for Creative Non-fiction and winner of a PNBA Award and the Oregon Book Awards' Readers' Choice. Her TED talk, 'The Beauty of Being a Misfit', has been watched over two million times. Lidia teaches in Oregon, where she lives with her husband and their son. She is a very good swimmer.

@LidiaYuknavitch | lidiayuknavitch.net

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781786893321
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: October 2019
Page Extent: 240
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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