Hysteria

August 28, 2020|
Hysteria by Jessica Gross
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In HYSTERIA, we meet a young woman an hour into yet another alcohol-fueled, masochistic, sexual bender at her local bar. There is a new bartender working this time, one she hasn''t seen before, but who can properly make a drink. He looks familiar, and as she is consumed by shame from her behavior the previous week - hooking up with her parents'' colleague and her roommate''s brother - she also becomes convinced that her Brooklyn bartender is actually Sigmund Freud. They embark on a relationship, and she is forced to confront her past through the prism of their complex, revealing, and sometimes shocking meetings. With the help of Freud - or whoever he is - she begins to untangle her Oedipal leanings, her upbringing, and her desires. Jessica Gross''s debut is unflinchingly perceptive and honest, darkly funny, and unafraid of mining the deepest fears of contemporary lives.
Jessica Gross''s writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The Paris Review Daily, among other places. She holds an MFA in fiction from The New School, a Master''s degree in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University and a Bachelor''s in anthropology from Princeton Universi...
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Title:HysteriaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 1.11 X 1.11 X 0 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 1.11 X 1.11 X 0 inPublished:August 28, 2020Publisher:The Unnamed PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1951213122

ISBN - 13:9781951213121

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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