Juno's Swans


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Europa Editions
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5.2 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Tamsen Wolff is a professor in Princeton University's English Department, where she specializes in modern and contemporary drama, voice, directing, and dramaturgy. She has published essays in numerous journals, and is the author of Mendel's Theatre: Heredity, Eugenics, and Early Twentieth-Century American Drama. Juno's Swans is her first novel.


Praise for Juno's Swans

"A riveting account of first love...Wolff's crushing novel is ultimately a very personal story, vividly rendered in a montage of memories." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"With its acutely portrayed psychological depth, a heady summer at its heart, and its focus on a well-worn friendship that becomes uncharted territory when first love enters the picture, Wolff's debut, coming-of-age novel casts a literary spell that recalls the dazzling second book of Elena Ferrante's Neopolitan novels, The Story of a New Name (2013)." --Booklist

"Captivating and achingly realistic, this is a stunning debut."--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"Intense, passionate, desperate--a wonderful, first-person story about a young woman falling seriously in love. The writing is terrific, full of energy and verve." --Christopher Nicholson, author of Winter

"If Herman Raucher's Summer of 42 and Scott Spencer's Endless Love had a baby it would be Tamsen Wolff's Juno's Swans. A breathtakingly tender coming of queer age, against the back drop of a summer theatre in Cape Cod, this deftly written debut is in the best of ways excruciating--a young woman, filled with the passion and naiveté of youth, throws herself headlong into something that we the readers know will be the first of many. Wolff stunningly captures that space between unknowing and knowing and the impossibility of bracing oneself for the heartbreak of first love." --A.M. Homes, author of May We Be Forgiven

"Dissects young love and youth itself with uncanny precision and surprising humor." --Caitlin Macy, author of The Fundamentals of Play

"A real writerly talent." --Andrew Miller, author of Pure

"The writing is a vivid and extended as the moment when first love ends." --Audrey Schulman, author of Theory of Bastards