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Susan Choi

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Susan Choi's latest novel is My Education.  She is the author of three previous novels: The Foreign Student, winner of  the Asian-American Literary Award;  American Woman, a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize; and A Person of Interest, a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award.  A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, in 2010 she received the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award.  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and sons.  Visit her website or her Facebook.


My Education


An intimately charged novel of desire and disaster from the author of American Woman and A Person of Interest 

Regina Gottlieb had been warned about Professor Nicholas Brodeur long before arriving as a graduate student at his prestigious university high on a pastoral hill.  He’s said to lie in the dark in his office while undergraduate women read couplets to him. He’s condemned on the walls of the women’s restroom, and enjoys films by Roman Polanski. But no one has warned Regina about his exceptional physical beauty—or his charismatic, volatile wife.

My Education is the story of Regina’s mistakes, which only begin in the bedroom, and end—if they do—fifteen years in the future and thousands of miles away. By turns erotic and completely catastrophic, Regina’s misadventures demonstrate what can happen when the chasm between desire and duty is too wide to bridge.