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Psychoanalysis Plays Key Role in DU Professor’s Novel

Dr. Bruce Fink, professor of psychology at Duquesne University, recently had his novel, The Psychoanalytic Adventures of Inspector Canal, published by Karnac Books Ltd. in London.

The book includes three intrigues that weave together psychoanalytic themes, historical mysteries and contemporary issues.

In The Case of the Lost Object, the conductor of the New York Philharmonic becomes obsessed about the theft from his Lincoln Center office of the slow movement from a precious original musical score. (This story features Pittsburgh prominently.)

In The Case of the Pirated Formula, a hard-charging businesswoman is determined to stop a Chinese counterfeit version of the famous liqueur her company distributes.

Finally, in The Case of the Liquidity Squeeze, the love life of the mayor of New York City becomes fodder for public consumption when he is accused of paying for his visits to a so-called massage parlor from public coffers.

The psychoanalytic themes of love, desire and loss intertwine as important relationships develop between Canal and those he assists.

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