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About Love Love
Judy Lee’s life has not turned out the way she’d imagined. She’s divorced, she’s broke, and her dreams of being a painter have fallen by the wayside. Her co-worker Roger might be a member of the Yakuza gang, but he’s also the only person who’s asked her on a date in the last year.Meanwhile, her brother Kevin, a former professional tennis player, has decided to donate a kidney to their ailing father — until it turns out that he’s not a genetic match. His father reveals he was adopted, but the only information Kevin is given about his birth parents is a nude centerfold of his birth mother. Ultimately Kevin’s quest to learn the truth about his biological parents takes him across lines he never thought he’d cross: from tony Princeton to San Francisco’s seedy Tenderloin district, from the classy tennis court to the gritty adult film industry.Told in alternating chapters from the points of view of Judy and Kevin, Love Love is a story about two siblings figuring out how to live, how to love, and how to be their best selves amidst the chaos of their lives.
Praise for Love Love
“Love Love is sad and funny and full of absolutely brilliant writing.”—Stewart O'Nan, bestselling author of The Odds and Last Night at the Lobster
“Love Love is a wonderful book about two characters I fell for instantly. I was hooked by the novel’s unexpected twists and pitfalls, which kept me on the edge of my seat all the way until the end. Sung J. Woo’s sure voice and beautiful descriptions will seduce any reader who enjoys a good story about love that doesn't come easy. A great read.”—Katie Crouch, bestselling author of Girls in Trucks and Abroad
"Full of wit, humor and heart, the book succinctly captures the struggle of an immigrant child trying to fit into American society — and in his own dysfunctional family." —Chicago Sun-Times
About the Author
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 (2009), has received praises from The Christian Science Monitor, Kirkus Reviews (starred review), the Chicago Sun-Times, and won the 2010 Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Literature Award (Youth category). In 2014, Everything Asian was chosen for Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township. A graduate of Cornell University with an MFA from New York University, he lives in Washington, New Jersey.