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Susan Choi

Biography

Susan Choi

Susan Choi is the author of the novels MY EDUCATION, A PERSON OF INTEREST, AMERICAN WOMEN and THE FOREIGN STUDENT. 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’s received NEA and Guggenheim Foundation fellowships. She lives in Brooklyn.

Susan Choi

Books by Susan Choi

by Susan Choi - Fiction

In an American suburb in the early 1980s, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble, ambitiously pursuing music, movement, Shakespeare and, particularly, their acting classes. When within this striving “Brotherhood of the Arts,” two freshmen, David and Sarah, fall headlong into love, their passion does not go unnoticed --- or untoyed with --- by anyone, especially not by their charismatic acting teacher, Mr. Kingsley. The outside world of family life and economic status, of academic pressure and of their future adult lives, fails to penetrate this school’s walls --- until it does, in a shocking spiral of events that catapults the action forward in time and flips the premise upside down.