• Au cours de l'année 2015, Belt Magnet, 38 ans, entreprend d'écrire ses mémoires. Auteur d'un seul roman, il vit chez son père d'une pension d'invalidité accordée après qu'un curieux trouble mental lui a été diagnostiqué. Belt est convaincu, depuis l'âge de 12 ans, qu'il peut communiquer avec les objets, les inans comme il les appelle.
    En guise de thérapie, Belt s'est vu octroyer une innovation technologique : un des premiers Curio, un robot animal de chair et d'os capable d'empathie, de mimétisme, d'interaction avec l'humain. Ces petits animaux manufacturés sont si mignons qu'ils provoquent parfois la pulsion de les dévorer.
    Quelques années plus tard, les Curio se sont généralisés et focalisent toute l'attention. C'est dans cet environnement de légère uchronie que Bubblegum va suivre la vie de Belt Magnet, la mort prématurée de sa mère, ses amitiés adolescentes, ses questions permanentes sur le sens de la vie, le monde ou la société.
    Avec un humour féroce, Bubblegum nous parle d'une Amérique étrange, d'un jeune homme tout à fait aussi bizarre qu'attachant, d'un monde qui est le nôtre sans l'être tout à fait. Il y a du Salinger et du Philip Roth dans ce livre, mais il y a surtout du Adam Levin, écrivain à l'imagination débridée, au style virevoltant, à la verve irrésistible.

  • 'Adam Levin's book is the real thing, I think. It appeals to the young readers who like formal invention and ambition... But there's also real substance there.' Dave Eggers This is the story of Gurion Maccabee, age ten: a lover, a fighter, a scholar, and a truly spectacular talker.

    Gurion has been expelled from three Jewish day-schools for acts of violence and messianic tendencies. He ends up in the Cage, a special lockdown program for the most hopeless cases at Aptakisic Junior High. But in just four days, from the moment he meets the beautiful Eliza June Watermark to the terrifying Events of November 17, Gurion's search for righteousness sparks a violent, unstoppable rebellion.

    Driven equally by moral fervour and teenage exuberance, The Instructions is hilarious, troubling, empathetic, monumental, breakneck, romantic and unforgettable.

    'Evocative of David Foster Wallace... full of death-defying sentences, manic wit, exciting provocations and simple human warmth.' Rolling Stone 'This is a life-consuming novel, one that demands to be read feverishly. When it is over, other fiction feels insufficient, the newspaper seems irrelevant...'New York Observer 'Ahysterical, heartfelt journey of self-discovery... A book that movesbeyond completely transparent influences to reach its own distinct, new,great height.' Village Voice 'Manic, articulate, full of passions, courageous in its form and very funny.' George Saunders

  • This handbook examines evidence-based treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders for a broad clinical audience. Focusing on both children and adults with these conditions, it discusses various manifestations of OCD (e.g., contamination, perfectionism), related conditions (e.g., hoarding, trichotillomania, and Tourette syndrome), and cases with complicating factors. Chapters describe case specifics, offer assessment guidelines, and illustrate evidence-based psychotherapy. Case examples depict real-life complexities of presentation, notably in terms of comorbid conditions and hard-to-treat subpopulations.Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include:Phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of multiple types of OCD in adults and children.Treating "not just right experiences" in children with OCD.Treating obsessive compulsive disorder in very young children.Treatment of OCD comorbid with other disorders like depression and Autism Spectrum Disorder.Treatment of OCD when presenting with complicating factors like limited insight, extreme family accommodation, and poor motivation.The Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders is an essential resource for clinicians and professionals as well as researchers, and graduate students in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling programs, pediatrics, public health, and related disciplines.

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