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Helen Phillips

Biography

Helen Phillips

Helen Phillips is the author of, most recently, the novel THE NEED. Her collection SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS received the 2017 John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her novel THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT, a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the NYPL Young Lions Award. Her collection AND YET THEY WERE HAPPY was named a notable collection by The Story Prize. She is also the author of the middle-grade novel HERE WHERE THE SUNBEAMS ARE GREEN. Helen has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times and Tin House, and on Selected Shorts. She is an associate professor at Brooklyn College and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, artist Adam Douglas Thompson, and their children.

Helen Phillips

Books by Helen Phillips

by Helen Phillips - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it’s the sleep deprivation. But then the footsteps come again, and she catches a glimpse of movement. Suddenly she finds herself face-to-face with an intruder who knows far too much about her and her family. As she attempts to protect those she loves most, Molly must also acknowledge her own frailty. She slips down an existential rabbit hole where she must confront the dualities of motherhood --- the ecstasy and the dread; the languor and the ferocity; the banality and the transcendence --- as the book hurtles toward a mind-bending conclusion.