This week on Sex City—December 2, 2014

Louise speaks to Lidia Yuknavitch, the Oregon author of Dora: a Headcase. This is an affecting contemporary coming-of-age story, retold by Ida, whose adolescent alter-ego is Dora. Mandated by her parents, she goes to a psychiatrist, recording their conversations, and countering his therapeutic tones, including repression and oedipality. While sex isn't something she has experienced, she leads friends in an art attack series, which involves bold bodily qualities, like getting drunk and naked at nordstroms to hatching a plan to secretly film the psychiatrist's physicality, with unforeseen consequences.


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