Synopses & Reviews
The fateful meeting of Freud and Horace Frink, and the ensuing scandal that nearly destroyed psychoanalysis
In 1909, while on a fundraising lecture tour in America, Sigmund Freud met Horace Frink, an early disciple of his theories of psychoanalysis, whose traumatic childhood and complicated personal life later cast a shadow over Freud's professional career--and came close to destroying his reputation.
This little-known and ultimately tragic true story of two divorces, three deaths, and a m nage quatre, as well as the questionable motives behind Freud's involvement in it, is the subject of a groundbreaking collaboration between artist and animator Lionel Richer and the prizewinning philosopher, biographer, and novelist Pierre P ju. After all, what better medium can there be than the graphic novel to place the American dream on the couch of European psychoanalysis?