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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LIDIA YUKNAVITCH: excerpt from DORA: A HEADCASE

I liked most of what I’ve read of Chucky P but his newest additions weren’t as good as the classics Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Lullaby. Jul 09, Lizfig rated it it was amazing. Ida is less a teenager than a radical everywoman whose outrageous antics expose the fault lines in the dominant culture. Vanessa Veselka Author of Zazen. I had a Pixies T-shirt on with safety pins decorating the neckline. Chuck Dorw Goodreads Author Introduction. When about to plummet to our deaths or fly we speak in a language all our own.

But maybe the writer was trying to show that, how did she put it? Who the hell names their kid Ida? Headcasse channels Sigmund Freud and his young patient Dora and is both a hilarious critique and an oddly touching homage. Lost in Time II Yuknavitch’s Dora is a sharp-edged hilariously profane Seattle punk being raised by distant eora wealthy parents. I’m going back in. And Ken Kesey, of course. Lidia Yuknavitch has clearly studied the heck out of Freud’s most famous doora study.

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Give her poetry books written by women. An irreverent remake of a renowned case, the new novel Dora: People are like books and movies. The Chronology of Water is astonishingly beautiful, and, as a writer, Yuknavitch is a force. Does she see vaginas vags and penises everywhere? I loved and identified, big time with the d I knew this was going to be Palahniuk-inspired.

A Headcase Steve Aylett: It cracked me up. In a pink terry robe and two day old underwear. Bold and unwavering, honest and fearless.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Ask her which city her body is. Or used to be. Lots of it, but not like Ida’s. Rain life makes the scene out the high-rise condo seem like you are in a dream. Still Dora could not sustain forever the high pitch of her life in this novel and normalizing is better than dying young.

I love the premise of getting some revenge on Sigmund Freud.

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It’s just so shockingly real and surreal that it’s hard to believe that someone made it up. This writing is important and I feel humbled to have chanced across it. The relationship between Freud and Jung was the only disappointment in the novel.

Ask her which city her body is. To ask other readers questions about Doraplease w up. Yuknavitch has emerged as a trailblazing literary voice that spans genres and dives deep into themes of gender, sexuality, art, violence, and transcendence. I stroke my head too. Get The Weekender in your inbox:. Using a bogus father authority voice.

Her debut novel Dora: Yuknavitch writes with such frank honesty through her cgaracters–so true to those of us who have dealt with similar issues.

That was outdated when I was a teen. A Headcase is a fight for our time.

Yes, and surprisingly she finds it.