Susan Choi (Author)
May 27, 2014
5.4 X 8.3 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author
Susan Choi is the author of the novels My Education, American Woman, A Person of Interest, The Foreign Student, and The National Book Award winner, Trust Exercise. Her work has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award and winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award and the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction. With David Remnick, she co-edited Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. She lives in Brooklyn.
Praise for My Education "The academic novel married to the novel of obsession is almost too pleasurable to contemplate, but that's what this book is...Choi's an extremely confident writer, and in My Education she beautifully explores the way a young person tries, and often fails, to navigate her budding and intersecting sexual, intellectual, and emotional lives. The writing in this novel is masterful - but the book did something to me emotionally, too. I felt like I was in an obsessive relationship with it. I wanted to read it all the time."--Meg Wolitzer, npr.org "Choi gets top marks for slyly re-inventing the affaire de l'Académie in My Education."--Vanity Fair "A fascinating examination of sexual politics and the many disguises of desire."--The Daily Beast "A scorching hot read...a chaise-lounge literary page-turner par excellence: sexy, smart, well-plotted, jammed with observations witty and profound, and so well-written it occasionally leaves you gasping."--New York Newsday "A tricky book to categorize. On the one hand, it's a campus novel...At the same time, this is just the background against which the larger story unfolds. What Choi is after is the elusive territory of experience, the way people and events imprint us when we're young and then linger, exerting a subtle pressure over how we live our lives."--The Los Angeles Times "Sizzling...a story filled with fiery love affairs, regrettable mistakes, and between-the-sheets scenes that blow 50 Shades of Grey out of the water."--self.com "Explores a young heart and its painfully naïve and bold ways...It's The Graduate meets The L Word meets the Carey Mulligan flick An Education."--Marie Claire "My Education is a raw, wild, hurtling foray into the tangled realms of sexuality and self-knowledge. Susan Choi's vast gifts as a novelist are all on display, with her restlessness, curiosity and sheer daring leading the way." --Jennifer Egan "When I finished Susan Choi's My Education, I nearly gasped. She had managed one of the most exquisite of the novelist's magic acts - produced a cogent, passionate, and surprising story, while acknowledging the ordinary, eroding aspects of lives lived daily. She had populated it with remarkable but utterly believable characters. She had written lines that could be framed, and displayed at a sentence festival. She has, in short, written an amazing book." --Michael Cunningham