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  • Dora: A Headcase

    By Lidia Yuknavitch

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780983477570
    • Publisher: Hawthorne Books
    • Published: September 2012
    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, with shotgun blasts of dark humor and sexual play.Ida needs a shrink . . . or so her philandering father thinks, and he sends her to a Seattle psychiatrist. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, whom she nicknames Siggy, Ida begins a coming-of-age journey. At the beginning of her therapy, Ida, whose alter ego is Dora, and her small posse of pals engage in "art attacks." Ida's in love with her friend Obsidian, but when she gets close to intimacy, she faints or loses her voice. Ida and her friends hatch a plan to secretly film Siggy and make an experimental art film. But something goes wrong at a crucial moment?at a nearby hospital Ida finds her father suffering a heart attack. While Ida loses her voice, a rough cut of her experimental film has gone viral, and unethical media agents are hunting her down. A chase ensues in which everyone wants what Ida has.
  • The Book of Joan

    By Lidia Yuknavitch

    Our Price: $24.29
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062383273
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: April 2017
  • The Chronology of Water: A Memoir

    By Lidia Yuknavitch

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780979018831
    • Publisher: Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts
    • Published: April 2011
    This book's central metaphor is that we all keep our heads above water, gaze about,, and enjoy our corporeal life despite all the reasons not to. Beyond that, the book is immensely impressive : the narrator/speaker/protagonist/author emerges from a seriously hellish childhood and spooky adolescence into a middle age not of bliss, certainly, but of convincing engagement and satisfaction. 310p.
  • The Small Backs of Children

    By Lidia Yuknavitch

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062383242
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: July 2015
    A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art.With the flash of a camera, one girl’s life is shattered, and a host of others altered forever. . .In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image wins acclaim and prizes, becoming an icon for millions—and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer’s best friend, who has suffered a devastating tragedy of her own.As the writer plunges into a suicidal depression, her filmmaker husband enlists several friends, including a fearless bisexual poet and an ingenuous performance artist, to save her by rescuing the unknown girl and bringing her to the United States. And yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question: What does the writer really want? Who is controlling the action? And what will happen when these two worlds—east and west, real and virtual—collide?A fierce, provocative, and deeply affecting novel of both ideas and action that blends the tight construction of Julian Barnes’sThe Sense of an Ending with the emotional power of Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Lidia Yuknavitch’sThe Small Backs of Children is a major step forward from one of our most avidly watched writers.
  • The Small Backs of Children

    By Lidia Yuknavitch

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062383259
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: July 2016
    When a writer becomes obsessed with a photograph of a young girl in Eastern Europe fleeing a fiery explosion, her husband enlists a group of artist friends to bring the girl to the United States.

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