Cake Time

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Red Hen Press
Publish Date
Pages
246
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.5 X 8.0 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781597090315
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About the Author

Siel is a writer in Los Angeles. Her novel-in-stories, Cake Time, is the winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Fiction Manuscript Award. Siel is also the author of two poetry chapbooks. Her stories and poems appear in ZYZZYVA, The Missouri Review (Poem of the Week), The Los Angeles Review, Denver Quarterly, and other places. Siel is the recipient of a residency from The Anderson Center at Tower View and Vermont Studio Center; she holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @sielju.

Reviews

?Cake Time is a delicious indulgence. Treat yourself to its dark, seductive intimacies and savor the gritty sugar of its unsentimental humor.? ?Jillian Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, and Everything You Ever Wanted

?Siel Ju's Cake Time is sharply observed and wonderfully contemporary: these complex, flawed, and real characters live in our current world, with all its confusions and opportunity to connect?or disconnect. It's about the perils and pleasures of intimacy, and its heroine feels as alive as you and I. A compelling and unflinching debut.? ?Edan Lepucki, author of California

?Siel Ju's Cake Time is an astonishing debut. Ju's novel-in-stories is unsettling and fierce and full of loneliness, sadness, and humor. Her voice is so alive, and her candor?particularly about men and sex?is keenly astute, intimate, and startling. The prose is precise and poetic, and Los Angeles vibrates on the page. Wry and heartfelt and uniquely defiant, Cake Time is like a hard slap I didn't expect or see coming.? ?Victoria Patterson, author of The Little Brother and Drift

?Siel Ju writes with refreshing candor about sexual appetite and the treacherous difficulty of finding love. There is cruelty in the search and tenderness and a lot of honest fumbling around. Cake Time is our time?a provocative debut.? ?Noy Holland, author of BIRD

?Siel Ju's stories are not boring because they are about not-boring things, like swingers? parties and organic fashion company beauty pageants and high school sex and breakups and hook ups. Lots and lots of breakups and hook ups. I worried for Siel Ju reading about all these breakups and hook ups. Then I reminded myself these are fictions Siel Ju is telling us, and Siel Ju is fine. We are all fine, even after all these breakups and hook ups.? ?Elizabeth Ellen, author of Fast Machine and Bridget Fonda