Hey Harry, Hey Matilda: A Novel

Hey Harry, Hey Matilda: A Novel

by Rachel Hulin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385541671
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

RACHEL HULIN is a writer and photographer. Her personal essays and writing about photography have appeared in Rolling Stone, Nerve, Radar Magazine, Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast. Her photography book, Flying Henry, was released by PowerHouse Books in 2013. Her work has been shown at Jen Bekman Gallery, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wallspace Gallery, and the New York Photo Festival, among others. Hulin has lectured about her own work, professional practices, and about the role of social media in photography at ICP, SVA, Parsons, Brown University, RISD,and MIAD. Editorial photography clients include Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Whole Foods Magazine, and Fitness Magazine. Hulin has a BA from Brown University and an MA from NYU. She is represented by ClampArt Gallery in New York. She lives with her husband and two children in Providence, Rhode Island.


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Reading Group Guide

The questions, discussion topics, and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to enhance your group’s discussion of Hey Harry, A Matilda, an epistolary novel by Rachel Hulin.

1. How did the epistolary structure change the way you read the book? Did you like the flow of emails to tell a story?

2. Can you relate to Harry or Matilda in their experiences of becoming adults? Is there one twin you find you relate to more?

3. As a reader, how was your experience in watching Matilda’s lie unfold?

4. While to focus is on the relationship between the twins, how did the other family members and romantic partners play into the story for you? Were there any familiar characters or behaviors that read true to your own experiences?

5. How did you feel experiencing the duality of the twins in their art?

6. Vera has a complicated relationship with Harry. How did you feel as their love (and challenges) evolved in the book?

7. The author, Rachel Hulin is also a photographer who used photos on Instagram to tell the story, as she wrote it. How did the integration of photography enhance your experience as a reader?

8. Matilda and Harry have dry and quick sense of humor. What were the funniest moments and exchanges for you?

9. The ending of the novel can take the reader by surprise—what did you think of the ultimate fate of the twins?

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Hey Harry, Hey Matilda: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She waltzed inside the room, sporting a yellow jumper. "Hullo, there."
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was excited to read this book, but it left me wanting more.