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THE PHAEDRA COMPLEX
New York : Berkley, 1971.
Phaedra Complex is a Greek legend in which a young woman, Phaedra, marries
the king of Athens and then falls in love with her stepson. In this book,
Laura and her mother have a pretty good relationship. Her parents are divorced
so it's just Laura and Mom. Then Michael enters the picture. When Laura
learns that her mother, Charlotte, is planning to marry Michael, she is
very resentful. She refuses to attend the wedding although she eventually
backs down and attends. When Michael moves in, things get worse. Michael
seems to be taking over and seems to be more than a little interested in
Laura. Laura's mother quits her job and becomes depressed. Michael starts
spending more and more time away from the apartment. Will Michael and Charlotte
be able to get through this hard patch? Can Laura help? Read THE PHAEDRA
COMPLEX to find out.
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