Gina Frangello

Gina Frangello is the Executive Editor of the award-winning literary magazine Other Voices and its new fiction imprint OV Books. Her short fiction has been published in many literary journals, including Swink, StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner , two girls review, Blithe House Quarterly and Fish Stories. She guest-edited the anthology Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters (Hourglass Books) and has been a freelance journalist for the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Reader. A graduate of the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois-Chicago, she has taught literature and creative writing at several Chicago universities and is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council literary award and individual fellowship. She lives with her husband and their twin daughters.
Gina Frangello
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ISBN: 9780970321299
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chiasmus Press - January 1st, 2006

My Sister's Continent is a contemporary retelling of Freud's infamous "Dora" case study, following a loosely parallel plot and containing similarly controversial sexual themes and layers of possibilities. Kirby is a young woman attempting to come to terms with a "failed" bout of therapy while concurrently trying to decipher the truth about the life of her identical twin, Kendra. Two years after Kendra's mysterious disappearance, Kirby has only the journals Kendra left behind by which to examine her sister's--and her own--past. But when she is sent a skewed case study of herself by her former psychiatrist, she decides to respond by using Kendra's journals to reconstruct her final months with her sister and her brief time in therapy, finally creating her own version of the truth.

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By Gina Frangello (Editor), Elissa Schappell (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780972525428
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Published: Weighed Words LLC - May 1st, 2004