Where Three Roads Meet

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Canongate Books, May 6, 2008 - 224 pages
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It is 1938 and Sigmund Freud, suffering from the debilitating effects of cancer, has been permitted by the Nazis to leave Vienna. He seeks refuge in England, taking up residence in the house in Hampstead in which he will die only fifteen months later. But his last months are made vivid by the arrival of a stranger, who comes and goes according to Freud's state of health. Who is the mysterious visitor and why has he come to tell the famed proponent of the Oedipus complex his strange story?

Set partly in pre-war London and partly in ancient Greece, WHERE THREE ROADS MEETS is as brilliantly compelling as it is moving. Former psychoanalyst and acclaimed novelist Salley Vickers revisits a crime committed long ago which still has disturbing reverberations for us all.

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User Review  - Esquiress - LibraryThing

For the past seven years, I have taught Oedipus the King (aka Oedipus Rex), so I knew I had to read Where Three Roads Meet. This book is part of the same series, Canongate Myth, as The Penelopiad, by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rhinoa - LibraryThing

Sally Vickers joins the Canongate Myth series taking the tale of Oedipus. She matches him up with Psychologist Sigmund Freud who came up with his famous theory of mother loving and father hating ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Salley Vickers has worked as a teacher of literature and a psychoanalyst. She is the author of the bestselling Miss Garnet's Angel, Mr Golightly's Holiday, Instances of the Number 3 and The Other Side of You. She now writes full time. Check out the website www.themyths.co.uk.

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