Who: Jennifer Tseng, THE PASSION OF WOO & ISOLDE & Other Stories
When: Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 pm
Where: Papercuts J.P. - 5 Green Street
You may remember Jennifer Tseng's story "The Words 'Honey' and 'Moon'" from The Papercuts Anthology: Volume 1, and you may have been recommended her stunning novel MAYUMI AND THE SEA OF HAPPINESS by a Papercuts staffer. Join us for the launch party of THE PASSION OF WOOD & ISOLDE & Other Stories, Jennifer Tseng's newest chapbook and winner of Rose Metal Press's 11th Annual Chapbook Contest judged by Amelia Gray.
The Passion of Woo & Isolde & Other Stories 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.
Jennifer Tseng is an award-winning poet and fiction writer. She teaches for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, FAWC’s online writing program 24PearlSt, and the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She lives here in Boston.