Sheila Kohler's latest novel, "Dreaming for Freud" published by Penguin
Praise for Sheila Kohler:
"Kohler handily exploits the therapeutic deadlock between the two principals to reveal character. Freud’s insecurities, frustrations, self-absorption and longing—for a more prosperous existence, for a trip to Rome, for the return of his estranged friend Fliess—are sensitively evoked, as are Dora’s internal conflicts.
As both the patient’s and the doctor’s vulnerabilities are exposed, the very nature of a person’s “story” is called into question."
"Sheila Kohler has written a slyly subversive, subtle and sensuous revisionist interpretation of Sigmund Freud and his iconic Dora case that might be subtitled "The Analyst Analyzed."
—Joyce Carol Oates
"There is a territory—fictional and psychological—that Sheila Kohler has now marked as her own. It is a real achievement. I am full of admiration."
—J. M. COETZEE
"Her stories are elegant, smooth, and gorgeously sensual, belying the tension that crackles beneath. Long after I’ve finished reading one of her stories, the image continues to pulse."
—AMY TAN, author of The Joy Luck Club