Ida Bauer, the teenage hysteric Sigmund Freud called Dora in his first and most famous case study, came in for treatment in 1900. She was 18. She couldn’t speak, perhaps from the indignity of having reported the advances of a family friend to parents who didn’t believe her. Lidia Yuknavitch has updated Ida for the Internet era and made her the narrator of her debut novel, set in Seattle. In “Dora: A Headcase.”
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