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Helen Schulman

Biography

Helen Schulman

Helen Schulman writes fiction, nonfiction and screenplays. Her last novel, THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE, was a New York Times bestseller. She is a Professor of Writing and Fiction Chair at the MFA program at The New School. She lives in New York City with her family.

Helen Schulman

Books by Helen Schulman

by Helen Schulman - Fiction

Donny is a baby genius whose play for fortune is an algorithm that may allow people access to their "multiverses" --- all the planes on which their alternative life choices can be played out simultaneously --- to see how the decisions they’ve made have shaped their lives. He chooses Amy Reed to be his guinea pig. Amy’s husband, Dan, accepts a dare of his own, accompanying a seductive, award-winning photographer named Maryam on a trip to Fukushima, the Japanese city devastated by tsunami and meltdown. But when crisis hits at home, the extent of Dan’s betrayal is exposed. As Amy contemplates alternative lives, the couple must confront whether or not the distances between them in the here and now are irreconcilable.

by Helen Schulman - Fiction

The events of a single night shatter a family's sense of security and identity in this provocative and deeply affecting domestic drama --- a brilliantly observed portrait of modern life and the underlying truths we take for granted.