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Passion of Woo & Isolde (Paperback) (Jennifer Tseng)
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Fiction. Winner of the 11th Annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest, chosen by contest judge Amelia Gray. A limited edition chapbook featuring two-color letterpress covers and specialty endsheets. THE PASSION OF WOO & ISOLDE scintillates with the thrall of the unknown and the forbidden, the immigrant and the exile. In each of these twenty-four very short fictions, novelist and poet Jennifer Tseng explores the limits and limitlessness of our ability to see. A museum worker meets her wife from a previous life in the form of a security guard; a mouse believes she and a lion share a covenant; newlyweds who speak two different languages make love without understanding one another. With its host of unforgettable characters, the collection accumulates into a work of elegance and daring from a writer whose intuitive leaps and emotional intelligence make her one of the most compelling voices writing across genres today.