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Frink & Freud: The American Patient

Words by Pierre Péju

Art by Lionel Richerand

Translated by Edward Gauvin

Paperback with flaps, 216 pp, $22.99

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 came to cast a dark shadow over Freud’s professional career.

Inspired by this little-known and tragic true story, artist Lionel Richerand and philosopher Pierre Péju have woven a spellbinding and thought-provoking fable of two divorces, three deaths, and a ménage à quatre.

Pierre Péju

Pierre Péju is a French philosopher, novelist, and essayist whose best-known works are the prizewinning novels Le rire de l'ogre and The Girl from the Chartreuse.

Lionel Richerand

French artist and animator Lionel Richerand studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, specializing in illustration and directing animated films. In 2007, he published Petit conte léguminesque, and later directed The Fear of the Wolf