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Freud's Mistress

Annotation
Coauthors of two best-selling novels, award-winning film and television producer Mack and two-time Penney-Missouri Journalism Award winner Kaufman move beyond the contemporary California settings theyve favored to envision an affair between Sigmund Freud and his sister-in-law, Minna Bernays. In 1895, Minna turns to her sister after losing her job as a ladys companion, and Freud, regarded as a nutcase by his colleagues, finds comfort in Minnas intellectual toughness. Was there an affair? A 2006 New York Times article suggested that there was.

GenreThriller
Fiction
TopicsSeduction
Betrayal
Loss