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In October 2002, the quiet northern California town of Orinda was rocked when Susan Polk, the mother of three teenage boys, was arrested for stabbing her husband and former therapist, Dr. Felix Polk, to death. Here, journalist Pogash reconstructs the case. Examining the decadent culture of California in the 1970s, Pogash looks at how, in this period of drugs and sexual exploration, a teen found herself caught in the grasp of a therapist who, like many others, fell for every passing trend in mental healththerapy. Pogash reconstructs the vague beginnings of the couple's sexual relationship in the therapist's office, exploring how Felix's relaxed attitude toward therapy blinded him to the complex nature of Susan's mental state, and how their mutual obsession with each other sealed their fate. Pogash also provides a first-hand account of the media-circus murder trial in which Susan defended herself.--From publisher description.Recounts the murder case in which Susan Polk was tried and convicted in the stabbing death of her husband and former therapist, Dr. Felix Polk, detailing Polk's relationship with her husband, which began when she was a troubled teenager.

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9780061147708 | William Morrow & Co, June 1, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In October 2002, the quiet northern California town of Orinda was rocked when Susan Polk, the mother of three teenage boys, was arrested for stabbing her husband and former therapist, Dr.

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9780061535673 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, September 1, 2008), cover price $7.99
9780061467707 | Int edition (Harpercollins, September 1, 2007), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In October 2002, the quiet northern California town of Orinda was rocked when Susan Polk, the mother of three teenage boys, was arrested for stabbing her husband and former therapist, Dr.

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The Court TV analyst and author of A Deadly Game offers an inside look at the bizarre case of Susan Polk, the mother of three and wife of her former therapist, a man twenty-five years her senior, who after years of alleged abuse, stabbed to death the man who had seduced his teenage patient three decades earlier. Read by Catherine Crier. Simultaneous.
By Catherine Crier and Cole Thompson (narrator)

Hardcover:

9780061134524 | 1 edition (Regan Books, March 1, 2007), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Examines the case of Susan Polk, the mother of three and wife of her former therapist, a man twenty-five years her senior, who after years of alleged abuse, stabbed to death the man who had seduced his teenage patient three decades earlier.

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9780061143717 | Regan Books, March 1, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Examines the case of Susan Polk, the mother of three and wife of her former therapist, a man twenty-five years her senior, who after years of alleged abuse, stabbed to death the man who had seduced his teenage patient three decades earlier.

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