Psychology and Other Stories
C. P. Boyko
It’s always exciting to see an author doing something new, and C. P. Boyko’s Psychology and Other Stories is that and more. A thematic collection, the stories offer different takes, in very different voices, on matters relating to psychiatry and mental health. Many of the topics covered and characters may seem familiar – a young man investigating his sexuality, a genial but creepy psychopath, a woman involved in the self-help movement, physicians who need to heal themselves – but they’re presented here in ways that are strikingly original in terms of narrative method and style. One of the freshest and most interesting books of the year.