The Kissing Booth Girl & Other Stories


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Lethe Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.61 inches | 0.87 pounds

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About the Author

A.C. Wise is the author of two collections published by Lethe Press, and a novella published by Broken Eye Books. Her debut novel, Wendy, Darling was published by Titan Books in June 2021. Her work has won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, as well as twice more being a finalist for the Sunburst Award, twice being a finalist for the Nebula Award, and being a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. In addition to her fiction, she contributes review columns to Apex Magazine and The Book Smugglers. Find her online at


"Wise's work brings literary together with genre, with the added bonus of well-writ gay, straight, bi, and asexual characters--The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories is achingly smart, sad, and weird in equal measure. A pleasure to inhabit, one distinct universe at a time." Sara Rauch for Lambda Literary

"Wise's inventive sense of weirdness and wonder comes to the forefront in this intense, graceful collection of stories in which plot plays second fiddle to quietly immersive world-building, longing and obsession are the forces of beauty, and grimness leads not to depressive dystopia but to desperately hopeful and brave, if still unsettling, solutions." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A.C. Wise pulls marvel after marvel out of her bag of tricks, and it still seems bottomless. Her stories are filled with wonder and magic. This is one kissing booth you'll want to buy a whole roll of tickets for. " - Michael Thomas Ford, award-winning author of Lily, Suicide Notes, Jane Bites Back, What We Remember, and The Road Home