Other Women by Nicola Maye Goldberg

Other Women by Nicola Maye Goldberg

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Fiction. 168 pgs.

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After dropping out of collegea young woman wanders through New York both invisible and vulnerable, studying the city’s strong magic and longing for a man she knows will never love her back. She thinks she finds salvation when Charlotte Herzfeld, the young wife of a successful businessman, hires her as a live-in nanny to accompany the family on their trip to Berlin. As the Herzfelds begin to crack under the weight of their secrets, she finds herself in a more precarious position than ever before. Both thoughtful and restrained, Goldberg’s prose examines the painful obsession that so often accompanies the confusing lust of youth.

What people are saying about Other Women

"Nicola Maye Goldberg’s Other Women is blooming and elegant. She weaves careful intimacies within her story telling and paints true and sometimes painful portraits of greenness and womanhood." --- Sara Sutterlin, I Wanted To Be The Knife (Metatron, 2015)

"In a voice that is just as powerful as it is vulnerable, Other Women perfectly captures what it’s like to be young, bright, and sensitive, while finding yourself in love with the wrong person." --- Juliet Escoria, Witch Hunt (Lazy Fascist, 2016)


Nicola Maye Goldberg is a graduate of Bard College, where she received the Mary McCarthy Prize. Her work has appeared in the Winter Tangerine Review, the Quietus, Queen Mob's Tea House, and elsewhere. She is currently an MFA candidate in fiction at Columbia University.