Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Women's Studies. A young Gentile and Jewish woman grows into adulthood with an abusive mother and a womanizing father who met on Broadway. The grandaughter of silent film star Helen Gardner, she discovers her own sexuality and empowerment, while navigating the uber wealthy and racist East Egg society.
Dorin Schumacher is the author of GATSBY'S CHILD: COMING OF AGE IN EAST EGG (Mastodon, 2018). Recent publications include Brooklyn Rail, PANK Magazine, Terminus, Bridge Eight, At Large, Fjords Review and Quiet Lunch. Her writing on silent film star Helen Gardner appears in Women Screenwriters (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), the Encyclopedia of Early Cinema (Routledge, 2010), This Film is Dangerous and many other anthologies and publications. Her personal writing appears in The New York Times and Stonepile Writers Anthology (University of North Georgia Press, 2014), alongside numerous other publications.Author City: SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GA USA