A Version of Love by Millicent Dillon
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"By turns tantalizing, chilling, spellbinding...an icy dissection of how men and women can drive each other completely berserk."—Carolyn See

Not since D. M. Thomas's bestseller The White Hotel has there been such a remarkable novel about women, hysteria, and the profession of psychiatry as practiced by men. Set in California and Mexico in the late 1950s and early 1960s, A Version of Love is a bizarrely riveting tale of transgressive desire. Its lead players form a precarious triangle: a psychoanalyst who sleeps with his patient; a female "hysteric" on the verge of being cured; and a loner in the Sierra foothills who goes panning for gold and then love. "A dazzling achievement" (Robert Olen Butler), "a work of almost spookily controlled intelligence," A Version of Love is a breakthrough novel by Millicent Dillon, who "deserves to be honored as an American master of fiction" (Philip Lopate). "A brilliant new novel. The assurance and economy with which she gives us this strangely gripping and powerful story...are the hallmarks of a consummate artist....Her finest work yet."—Diane Johnson

About Millicent Dillon

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Five times the recipient of O. Henry Awards for short stories, Millicent Dillon was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2001. A novelist, biographer, and playwright, she lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Published April 17, 2003 by W. W. Norton & Company. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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