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Dora: A Headcase
Dora: A Headcase | Lidia Yuknavitch
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Dora: A Headcase is a contemporary coming-of-age story based on Freuds famous case studyretold 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." Idas 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 momentat 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.
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Bertha_Mason
Dora: A Headcase | Lidia Yuknavitch

"The orange gloom of Shari‘s feels a little like we‘re sitting in a bowl of puke."

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Bertha_Mason
Dora: A Headcase | Lidia Yuknavitch

"My mom‘s tits are slowly attempting to hide in her armpits like frightened fried eggs."
Today in odd similes (which I always note with love and appreciation; I consider myself a connoisseur of odd similes).

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Bertha_Mason
Dora: A Headcase | Lidia Yuknavitch

"As if on cue, the spy clock chimes. It sounds something like birds shitting tin."
Today in odd similes.

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Bertha_Mason
Dora: A Headcase | Lidia Yuknavitch

"Her ass is…unforgettable. So white. So big. Like the moon split."
Today in odd similes.

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Bertha_Mason
Dora: A Headcase | Lidia Yuknavitch

"My mother always said vodka is odorless. But that‘s bullshit. Explains why she often smells like pickled Estée Lauder."

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Ekkross
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Simultaneously vulgar, painful, hilarious, and cathartic. Dora/Ida is horrible in all the best ways. This book is also a fascinating take on an old-fashioned topic: Freud and his case studies.

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Ekkross
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You know, in life? Whoever you‘re gonna be, I think maybe the trick is to be it over the top.

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slothandtabby
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Reading Dora: A Headcase by the light of the tree. Happy holidays, Litsians!

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