Sung J. Woo, Arts ’94, will be at Book Passage, reading from his second novel Love Love (Soft Skull/Counterpoint Press).
An edgy, tender novel about art and athletics, family and adoption, remembrance and forgiveness – and Judy and Kevin, a sister and brother who share more than they know.
Sung J. Woo‘s short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, PEN/Guernica, and KoreAm Journal. His debut novel Everything Asian won the 2010 Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Literature Award. A graduate of Cornell University with an MFA from New York University, he lives in Washington, New Jersey.
*Sung will be available for drinks after the book reading. Location TBD.
Advance praise for Love Love:
“You will love Love Love. Like Kevin on the tennis court, Sung J. Woo marries brute force with clever misdirection; brilliant flourishes with measured restraint; craft with strategy. The result is a gem of a novel, by turns poignant, heartbreaking and wickedly funny. The only dangling thread: when’s the film adaptation coming out?”
- Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated executive editor and author of Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played
“Love Love is sad and funny and full of absolutely brilliant writing.”
- Stewart O'Nan, bestselling author of West of Sunset and The Odds
Please contact Sung Woo '94 for any questions.