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7:00 pm

Helen Fremont presents THE ESCAPE ARTIST at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

February 11, 2020 | 7:00 pm

In the tradition of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home or George Hodgman’s Bettyville, Fremont writes with wit and candor about growing up in a household held together by a powerful glue: secrets. Her parents, profoundly affected by their memories of the Holocaust, pass on a penchant for keeping their lives neatly–even obsessively–compartmentalized, as well as a […]

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