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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Though it happened years ago, I can still disappear my voice when I need to. My face feels smeared.

Dora: A Headcase

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create w, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Right across your lawn without respect to boundaries. I really had to skim the last half. While for most part I was blown away by “The Chronology of Water” – it was definitely well-written, and absolutely captivating – “Dora” on the other hand, comes across as any old YA novel out there.

I lost count of the amount of times ‘tard, or variations thereof, were used as a slur. I hold up another wad, and another, clipping close to my head. It’s what kept the house in order.

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In an early scene that finds the posse getting drunk and naked at Nordstrom, Ida addresses her uptight readers: I read this in one sitting. My name is Ida. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I could die tomorrow and have lived the main ups and downs of life. What is bacon but fat and gristle and thin strips of ass meat?


At the beginning of her therapy, Ida, whose alter hfadcase is Dora, and her small posse of pals engage in “art attacks. Excerpts from our books, however, are held in copyright by Hawthorne Books and its authors. Realistic perhaps, but I was hoping for more for Ida in the long run.

The rain smears the windows and makes passing buildings and cars and people look blurry. A Headcase with a heartfelt inscription by a reader, Sally, Daughter of Eve. The Globe’s top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. Who in the hell is still going to shrinks for Pure Straight Freudian therapy? Don’t have a Kindle?

Oct 20, Nicole Cleary rated it it was amazing. Same with the person in a wheelchair, who shows up just to help her out several times. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Give her poetry books written by women.

A Memoir of Promiscuity “The book is extraordinary. Dora has a wonderful girlfriend whom she adores but with whom she can’t make love, or even make out, because the terrible “transgression” of expressing a woman-on-woman, or simply a female sexuality causes her to pass out. Learn more More Like This. You want to get out, you want to shake off a self like old dead skin. I want a vora.


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Like Lidia’s earlier work The Chronology of Waterthis book provoked a lot of thinking about “mental illness”. Read reviews that mention lidia yuknavitch dora headcase year old chronology of water chuck palahniuk case study stop reading well written book club read dora freud girl teen art female mean voice brilliant posse relate. But the characters were out of a headcasf B movie, and I mean ridiculous.

Yuknavitch, author of the novel The Chronology of Water and member of a Portland-based crew of powerhouse writers, believes in girl myths, inasmuch as she believes they should be ripped apart, turned to scrap, and repurposed for radical structuring.

It should have been in black and white with dramatic and creepy music in the background. I can see doa it may not be everyone’s cup of tea — kind of the same reason why, say, Virginia Woolf is not everyone’s cup of tea.