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Peter Squared

Ken Goldberg

Published July 1st 2012
ISBN : 9780615665061
Paperback
182 pages
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Peter, a habitual peep show user, dreads dirt, fears contamination, and lives each day in strange fantasy and total emotional isolation. By strictly adhering to self-imposed mathematic rituals, he maintains his own orderly — albeit lonely — universeMorePeter, a habitual peep show user, dreads dirt, fears contamination, and lives each day in strange fantasy and total emotional isolation. By strictly adhering to self-imposed mathematic rituals, he maintains his own orderly — albeit lonely — universe in a chaotic world. One day, he meets John, a lifelong mental patient. From their respective manias, they form an odd, but deep, friendship.A literary novel, Peter Squared is both tragic and funny. Through vivid characters and absurd situations, Peter Squared addresses such controversial questions as: Are neglected and abused children better off protected or left alone? Is smoking really bad for you? Does fellatio violate kosher dietary laws?About the Author:Ken Goldberg is a clinical psychologist, a graduate of Long Island University, who specializes in treating the mentally ill in community-based programs. Before becoming a psychologist, Dr. Goldberg studied mathematics at Tulane and Columbia Universities. He is a recipient of the Glendy Burke Award, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and studied mathematics on Columbia University and National Science Foundation Fellowships. Dr. Goldberg lives with his wife and three children outside Philadelphia. Peter Squared is his first novel.