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Susan Choi: "My Education"

Regina Gottleib, the main character in Susan Choi’s new novel, "My Education," is not your typical graduate student. She develops an outsize fascination for one of her male professors, but it’s not your typical crush: it’s his wife with whom she ends up having an affair. The attraction is torrid, all-consuming and ultimately, emotionally catastrophic. Fast forward to the next decade and we meet Regina again as a happily married mother who seems to have put her past behind her, but not completely. The story has energy, humor and lots of sex. A conversation with Susan Choi about her new novel and her career as a writer.

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Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., from "My Education" by Susan Choi. Copyright © 2013 by Susan Choi.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 6, 2015

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