Author Helen Fremont on Being Disowned & Declared Dead by Her Own Family

Helen Fremont grew up in a culture of secrets; her parents, Holocaust survivors, had pretended to be Christians and never told their children about the truth they were hiding. Years later, those secrets are still ruling the family's life. Helen Fremont is the author of the national bestseller After Long Silence. Her works of fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, Ploughshares, and The Harvard Review. For more on this author and her latest memoir, The Escape Artist, visit