In the tradition of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and George Hodgman’s Bettyville, Helen Fremont writes with wit and candor about growing up in a household held together by a powerful glue: secrets.
Her parents, profoundly affected by their memories of the Holocaust, pass on to both Helen and her older sister a zealous determination to protect themselves from what they see as danger from the outside world.
In scenes that are frank, moving, and often surprisingly funny, Fremont writes about growing up in such an intemperate household, with parents who pretended to be Catholics but were really Jews — and survivors of Nazi-occupied Poland.
Helen Fremont is the author of the national bestseller After Long Silence. Her works of fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, Ploughshares, and The Harvard Review.
Penny Beers and Carla Schwartz
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