In her new memoir The Escape Artist, bestselling author Helen Fremont (After Long Silence) writes about growing up with parents who pretended to be Catholics but were really Jewish survivors of Nazi-occupied Poland. Triggered by the news that she has been disowned by her family after her father’s death, Helen explores her tumultuous relationship with her older sister Lara, whose mental instability was not acknowledged or discussed, and the ripple effect of dysfunction on the entire household. (opens in a new tab)
Join us for this live talk with Helen Fremont, in conversation with author and journalist Helen Epstein (Children of the Holocaust, The Long Half-Lives of Love and Trauma, Franci’s War). The discussion will follow with an audience Q&A.