Announcing The Big Hurt, forthcoming from Hachette!

From Publishers Marketplace:

Book critic, essayist and frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the LA Review of Books, Erika Schickel’s THE BIG HURT, a searing memoir about a  young woman, growing up unsupervised in 1970’s New York in the shadow of culturally elite parents, whose seduction by a boarding school teacher gets her kicked out and sets her on a course to live a muted, understated life until an explosive affair with a famous novelist threatens to ruin everything to Lauren Marino at Hachette, at auction, by Laura Nolan at Aevitas Creative Management.