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Donna Freitas


Donna Freitas

THE NINE LIVES OF ROSE NAPOLITANO is Donna Freitas’ first adult novel. She is the author of CONSENT: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention, as well as books for young adults. Donna has written for The Washington PostThe New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on NPR and the "Today" show. She’s on the faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA program and lives in Brooklyn and Connecticut.

Donna Freitas

Books by Donna Freitas

by Donna Freitas - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Rose Napolitano is fighting with her husband, Luke, about prenatal vitamins. She promised she'd take them, but didn't. Their marriage has come to rest on this one question: Can Rose find it in herself to become a mother? Rose is a successful professor and academic. She's never wanted to have a child. The fight ends, and with it their marriage. But then Rose has a fight with Luke about the vitamins --- again. This time the fight goes slightly differently, and so does Rose's future as she grapples with whether she can indeed give up the one thing she thought she knew about herself. Can she reimagine her life in a completely new way? That reimagining plays out again and again in each of Rose's nine lives, just as it does for each of us as we grow into adulthood.

by Donna Freitas - Memoir, Nonfiction

As a doctoral candidate, Donna Freitas loved asking big questions, challenging established theories and sinking her teeth into sacred texts. But during her first year, one particular scholar became obsessed with her academic enthusiasm. While his attraction was not overtly sexual, it was undeniably inappropriate and, most importantly, unwanted. In CONSENT, Freitas delivers a forensic examination of the years she spent stalked by her professor, and uses her nightmarish experience to examine the ways in which we stigmatize, debate and attempt to understand consent today.