Psychotherapist Turned Author Bob Strauss Launches Debut Novel, ‘Dancing in the Dark’

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Psychotherapist Turned Author Bob Strauss Launches Debut Novel, ‘Dancing in the Dark’

June 04
21:58 2020

“Dancing in the Dark” by Bob Strauss, is about ambivalent love. Two parallel love affairs take you on a roller coaster ride that keeps you breathlessly wondering what will finally happen.

The story features four principal characters, Dr. Harry Salinger, a renowned psychologist, two of his patients, Jennifer and Jacques, and Harry’s colleague and friend, Amanda Blake.

The novel mixes comedy and drama as it graphically depicts two tremulous love stories, Jennifer and Jacques, Harry and Amanda, following their breakups and makeups, the ambivalences, misunderstandings, and regrettable bad behavior that create havoc and heartache. The author, as a psychotherapist itself, puts to use his long experience to create characters that are real to life, psychologically complex, and vividly portrayed. Readers will be locked into these characters, and will be eager to learn about their ultimate destinies. 

“Dancing in the Dark” reveals a depth far beyond what is typical for a romantic story of this kind. It hints throughout of and underlines contradiction, the passionate desire for love, and the simultaneous fear of the same. 

In the words of the Clarion Review “Those with a fine appreciation for intricate characters and exceptional attention to detail will enjoy this introspective novel.”

And some Kirkus “Strauss delivers a fine book about parallel relationships that’s never tedious, thanks in part to… sharp dialog and descriptive, dating and sex scene… the book crescendos with each character facing a choice to either stay open and take risks or to deny true love.”

Bob Strauss is a psychotherapist with a private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He has been practicing for over 35 years, specializing in relationship issues. He lives in Manhattan.

Dancing in the Dark’ is available in Amazon Kindle edition.

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