Dora: A Headcase. likes. The new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch (author of The Chronology of Water). Dora: A Headcase. Lidia Yuknavitch, intro. by Chuck Palahniuk. Hawthorne ( PGW, dist.), $ trade paper (p) ISBN Reimagining a famous patient as the subject of her own story. Lidia Yuknavitch’s coming-of-age novel doubles as a feminist rewriting of Freud’s.

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I mean to make a masterpiece. A Headcase, by Lidia Yuknavitch. It felt more real, more like the girls I knew and was, than any other coming of age narrator. Previously she published short stories, lit crit, and a memoir called My Memoir, a Chronology of Water. It’s been some days since I finished this, but I just keep thinking about it and how I want to read it again right now and I want to read everything Lidia has ever written.


Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This is the book Lidia Yuknavitch was put on the planet to write for us. It channels Sigmund Freud and his young patient Dora and is both a hilarious critique and an oddly touching homage.

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My first reaction upon finishing the book: You want to get out, you want to shake off a self like old dead skin. Put simply, Yuknavitch has written the best portrait of teen girlhood I have ever read.


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Just a moment while we sign you headdase to your Goodreads account. There is a really bad guy Jung to play off the probably good guy Freud and enough suspense to keep your heart pumping right through to the denouement.


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Can’t wait for what she turns out next! Nov 13, Carolyn rated it really liked it. Ida and her dors hatch a plan to secretly record and film Siggy and Ida intends to make an experimental art film in which he figures. Blood has never bothered me.

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Ida has a secret: Yuknavitch has proved herself as a fiction writer.