Psychology and Other Stories by C. P. Boyko

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...Boyko continues to be playful and adds another dimension of analysis and interpretation to his fictions. Psychology and Other Stories is an engaging and powerful read that just might blow your mind.
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FINALIST FOR THE ETHEL WILSON FICTION PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE VICTORIA BUTLER BOOK PRIZE

“C.P. Boyko's second offering is brilliantly bold. Playful and dire and scholarly all at once, Psychology may well be the most audaciously original collection of Canadian fiction, ever. Mr. Mustard alone is worth the price of admission.”—Bill Gaston, author of Mount Appetite

“Very revealing.”—Hubert T. Ross, PhD, PsyD, DPsy

Psychologists are people we admire and resent. At best, they’re compassionate detectives of the human soul, healers and diagnosticians, assessing the internal machinations that structure our lives and behavior. At worst, however, they’re smug, hyper-educated, bombastic, yappy, socially deaf, thrice-divorced and twice-separated spouse-swapping cat-torturing perverts.

Plus, they’re all in this book. And so are their patients.

C.P. Boyko’s Psychology and Other Stories is replete with analysts, attorneys, criminals, Freudians, wardens, and self-help gurus. From Dr. Pringle’s treatment-resisting young patient in “Reaction-Formation” to the philandering forensic psychiatrist of “The Blood-Brain Barrier,” Psychology is a droll dissection of industry archetypes—as well as a brilliant study of mental illness, mental health, and the people who try to tell them apart.
 
 

About C. P. Boyko

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The author of Blackouts (2009), C. P. Boyko has worked as a teacher, a gardener, a social worker, a longshoreman, and a newspaper copyeditor. He has been twice diagnosed with schizophrenia-wrongly, he believes.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Biblioasis. 305 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Matthew J. Trafford on Oct 12 2012

These notes should not be skipped — there’s some interesting dialectic about the differences between psychologists and fiction writers...

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Reviewed by Matthew J. Trafford on Oct 12 2012

...Boyko continues to be playful and adds another dimension of analysis and interpretation to his fictions. Psychology and Other Stories is an engaging and powerful read that just might blow your mind.

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