By Noam Shpancer
(Abacus Software, Paperback, 9780349123240)
Publication Date: January 2011
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“This is a quiet, lovely, luminous book, a gentle treasure. The psychologist is treating a stripper afraid to strip, teaching a class where the brightest student is also the most disturbed, and trying to reconcile the needs in his private life. He has loved but perhaps not wisely. His paramour, a fellow psychologist, is married. They have a child the psychologist has never met. As he engages his students and listens to the secrets of the anxiety ridden stripper, he begins to face the hollowness in his own life.”
-- Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
A psychologist reluctantly takes on a new client--an exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage. As treatment unfolds, her struggles and secrets radiate onto his life, and he finds himself too deeply involved, the boundary lines between professional and personal and help and harm blurring dangerously.