Chrysalis: A Novel

Chrysalis: A Novel

by Althea J. Horner
     
 

Chrysalis is the story of two women who meet as patient and psychoanalyst. Connie Phillips, an editor at a small publishing house in New York City, is a captive of her own sexuality but is ignorant of what her heart truly desires. Psychologist Margaret Stern long ago cast her lot with her intellect and is now a prisoner of that decision. Each must confront herSee more details below

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Chrysalis is the story of two women who meet as patient and psychoanalyst. Connie Phillips, an editor at a small publishing house in New York City, is a captive of her own sexuality but is ignorant of what her heart truly desires. Psychologist Margaret Stern long ago cast her lot with her intellect and is now a prisoner of that decision. Each must confront her own inner demonds. Lines blur. What is fact, what is fantasy? Who is villain, who is victim? Who is patient, who is therapist? The human dramas of love and hate, hope and despair, life and death, play out on the stages of their daily lives. The people close to them are caught in the same mortal web. Some cannot survive. Others persever and triumph.

About the author
Althea Horner is a prominent psychologist who has written many books and journal articles in her field. She brings to her work an abiding belief that, ultimately, we are all masters of our fate -- that we build our own prisons and that only we can free ourselves from them.

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Editorial Reviews

American Academy of Psychoanalysis Book
Althea Horner's Chrysalis is a fascinating story of an analyst and her analysand that has a firm sense of possible reality�this short novel is more than an entertaining work of fiction. It is a very well written�account of a helpful analysis that could have actually taken place�The author is well known for her.
—Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Review
American Journal of Psychoanalysis book Rev.
�this is as enjoyable a page-turner as we might find anywhere�a genre of fiction authored by psychoanalysts such as Irving Yalom, Theodore Isaac Rubin and Althea Horner�we wonder why we do not enjoy more of this genre, so wonderfully exemplified by this gem of a book.
—American Journal of Psychoanalysis Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966825107
Publisher:
Monbijou Press
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Pages:
149

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Damon Cofer
" An intriguing story about two women...I couldn't put it down."
Susan Thau, PHD.
" A first rate novel...a pleasure to read."

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