Sung J. Woo and Bucky Sinister - Love Love and Black Hole

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

Judy Lee's life has not turned out the way she'd imagined. She's divorced, she's broke, and her dreams of being a painter have fallen by the wayside. Meanwhile, her bother Kevin, a former professional tennis player, has decided to donate a kidney to their ailing father until it turns out that he's not a genetic match. His father reluctantly tells him he was adopted, but the only information Kevin is given about his birth parents is a nude picture of his birth mother. Ultimately Kevin's quest to learn the truth about his biological parents takes him across lines he never thought he'd cross. Through the alternating perpsectives of Judy and Kevin, Love Love is a story about two people figuring out how to live, how to love, and how to be their best selves amidst the chaos of their lives.

Sung J. Woo's short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, and KoreAm Journal. He is the author of the novel Everything Asian. His short film was an audience choice screening of the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2008. He is a graduate of Cornell University with an MFA from New York University and lives in Washington, New Jersey.

In Black Hole, Chuck knows he's the creepy old guy with the drugs or the guy who's too old to be at the party doing everyone else's drugs. In the end every addict has that one special vice that can tip them from relatively functional to completely unhinged. For Chuck, it's a new drug that doesn't even have a name yet but is smokable and gives a mellow high. However when chunks of time begin to disappear and rearrange themselves, he wonders if this really is just another life-ruining drug or if it's something out of an alternate universe.

Bucky Sinister, is a spoken word artist who performs about 40 times a years at comedy clubs and theaters, primarily on the West Coast, but also around the country. He has published nine chapbooks, three full-length collections of poetry, and  a full-length CD "What Happens in Narnia, Stays in Narnia". He is also the author of Get Up and Still Standing.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781593766177
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Published: Soft Skull Press - September 15th, 2015

Judy Lee's life has not turned out the way she'd imagined. She's divorced, she's broke, and her dreams of being a painter have fallen by the wayside. Her co-worker Roger might be a member of the Yakuza gang, but he's also the only person who's asked her on a date in the last year.


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Published: Soft Skull Press - August 11th, 2015

There are no old drug addicts. That's what everyone says, at least. So how did Chuck get to his forty-third birthday and find himself still neck-deep in this scene? He knows he's the creepy old guy with the drugs or the guy who's too old to be at the party doing everyone else's drugs, but if it ain't broke ... Well, he manages to make it to work at the dwarf whale distributor every day.