Win Me Something

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$16.95  $15.76
Tin House Books
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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.6 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Kyle Lucia Wu has received the Asian American Writers' Workshop Margins Fellowship and residencies from the Millay Colony, the Byrdcliffe Colony, Plympton's Writing Downtown Residency, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. She is the Programs & Communications Director at Kundiman and has taught creative writing at Fordham University and the New School. She was born in New Jersey and lives in Los Angeles.
A resonant knockout.--T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls
Win Me Something is an observant, contemplative story about the complex reality of growing up with a mixed identity in two starkly different mixed families. Kyle Lucia Wu deftly weaves back and forth between Willa's teenaged years and her adult life to explore loneliness, uncertainty, and a singular, persistent question--where do I truly belong?--Crystal Hana Kim, author of If You Leave Me
Kyle Lucia Wu's Win Me Something is groundbreaking in its exploration of blended families and a biracial Asian American consciousness. In subtle but strikingly observed scenes that depict race, class, and lives of having and not having, she explores the secret want that we all have: to belong to something, somewhere. Here we find Willa, a biracial Chinese American narrator seeking to understand where she belongs in the family of things. Here is a prose writer who relishes in the poetry of language. Under Wu's deft hand, each sentence unfolds like a miracle.--Cathy Linh Che, author of Split
Like a latter-day Willa Cather, after whom her protagonist is named, Kyle Lucia Wu has written a beautiful novel about a fiercely American young woman whose Americanness is constantly questioned by those around her. This is a sad, funny, and tender coming-of-age story about what family and belonging means for someone who is realizing that she is constantly watched but not truly seen.--David Burr Gerrard, author of The Epiphany Machine
Wu's beautifully observed coming-of-age tale is a poignant and lyrical meditation on navigating the world with a fragmented sense of self.-- "LitHub"
Masterfully reveals the fury, hope, and longing that come with trying to be seen in a world that never looks for you.--Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk
Taut, engrossing, and masterfully observed, Win Me Something announces a powerful and luminescent new literary voice in Kyle Lucia Wu.--Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine