Choi, Susan My Education

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In the heat of September, and the heady rush of starting her graduate degree, Regina Gottlieb is entranced by her seductive, controversial English professor, Nicholas Brodeur. Against all advice, she becomes embroiled in his world, only to betray him in a passionate love affair with the person closest to him.

Their romance destroys the equilibrium of all those around them, and threatens to capsize their lives, as Regina and her lover struggle to bridge the gap between duty and desire, obsession and self-preservation.

Only years later, when Regina by now a married mother and bestselling novelist living in Brooklyn crosses paths again with Nicholas, do we see the full impact of her first, devastating love.

My Education is a classic coming-of-age novel with a delicious twist one of the most intoxicating stories of erotic obsession fused with literary style to emerge in a long time.

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"A cogent, passionate, and surprising story ... populated with remarkable but utterly believable characters. Amazing." --Michael Cunningham

"A raw, wild, hurtling foray into the tangled realms of sexuality and self-knowledge." --Jennifer Egan

"My Education is a coming of age novel with enough passion to charge a light bulb, you won't be able to put this down." --Daily Express

"Who? Sarah Jessica Parker in NYC, clutching a copy of My Education by Susan Choi." --Heat

"Stunning insight, a deft evocation of the unbridgeable gap between inner and outer life." --LA Times

"[Choi] has never sounded smarter or wittier than she does in her fourth novel, My Education...Few other writers alive today make their sentences work so hard. Try skimming these paragraphs too fast and you'll cut yourself on the sharpened edges of her prose." --The Washington Post

"Choi wields a dazzling dexterity with language, spicing the novel with gems of precisely-crafted phrasing and slivers of insight into the human psyche." --Associated Press

"Compulsively readable" --The New York Observer

"My Education is sexy, smart and so well-written that it occasionally leaves you gasping." --Newsday

"The novel's assurance - her complicated tale unfolds in effortless first-person - recalls Fitzgerald's narrative mastery." --The Atlantic

"Both erotic and literary, this is a book that fulfills all the promise of a long, hot summer." --New York Magazine

"With enough passion to charge a light bulb you won t be able to put this down." --The Daily Express

"Haunting...My Education is matter-of-fact about the fluid nature of desire in a manner that recalls both Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex and John Irving's In One Person." --The Daily Beast

Further Praise for Susan Choi: "A tour de force - universal and raw and irresistibly sympathetic. One of the most remarkable novels to have emerged from our age of terror." --The Washington Post

"[Choi] has never sounded smarter or wittier than she does in her fourth novel, My Education...Few other writers alive today make their sentences work so hard. Try skimming these paragraphs too fast and you ll cut yourself on the sharpened edges of her prose." --The Washington Post

"Choi wields a dazzling dexterity with language, spicing the novel with gems of precisely-crafted phrasing and slivers of insight into the human psyche." --Associated Press

"Compulsively readable" --The New York Observer

"My Education is sexy, smart and so well-written that it occasionally leaves you gasping." --Newsday

"The novel's assurance--her complicated tale unfolds in effortless first-person--recalls Fitzgerald's narrative mastery." --The Atlantic

"Both erotic and literary, this is a book that fulfills all the promise of a long, hot summer." --New York Magazine

Further Praise for Susan Choi: "A tour de force - universal and raw and irresistibly sympathetic. One of the most remarkable novels to have emerged from our age of terror." --The Washington Post

About the Author:

SUSAN CHOI's first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for Fiction. Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In 2004 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2010 she received the PEN/W.G. Sebald award. She teaches at Princeton.

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