Real Carpentier, author
Dr. Dina is a psychology professor at NYU who falls in love with his 25 year-old student, Sarah Goldman. Their relationship grows into a deceptive secret he must keep from his other students, as well as the university's administration and his family. The story is told by an older Dr. Dina, who recounts his experiences that happened 20 years prior. As a much younger Dina and Sarah meet outside the classroom, they become emotionally affected by recounting their personal experiences; sometimes funny, sometimes tragic. This leads to a serious relationship with the risk of ruining Dina’s career. The story visits many life moments, and deals with themes of the holocaust, rape, loss, bigotry, awakening, and rejuvenation, with many life lessons learned.