Women! In! Peril!

Jessie Ren Marshall

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Women! In! Peril!

Women! In! Peril!

Jessie Ren Marshall

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Full of wry humor, sharp social commentary, and an irrepressible sense of hope, a ferociously feminist debut short story collection from award-winning playwright Jessie Ren Marshall.

In this brash and unputdownable collection, we meet a sex bot trying to outlast her return policy, a skeptical lesbian grappling with her wife's mysterious pregnancy, and a post-Earth colonist struggling to maintain her faith in humanity as she travels to "Planet B." Whether they exist in the grounded realism of a college dance studio or the speculative world of Deep Space, these women push against social norms and family expectations to reclaim their power, understand their mistakes, and find a better future.

Hilarious, heartbreaking, and defiantly optimistic, the twelve stories in Women! In! Peril! balance humor and gravitas to explore the complexities of queerness, toxic relationships, parenting and divorce, Asian and Asian American identity, and so much more.

About the Author

Jessie Ren Marshall is a mixed race, Japanese-American writer who holds an MFA in Fiction from NYU. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times' Modern Love column, The Gettysburg Review, Barrelhouse, The Common, ZYZZYVA, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Joyland, where her story "Late Girl" was a finalist for the 2022 Open Border Prize. Her musical Pele & The Hi'iakas was a semi-finalist for the 2021 Eugene O'Neill National Musical Theater Conference, and her play Hapa Girls won the 2020 Kumu Kahua Hawai'i Prize. She lives with her dogs on Hawai'i Island.

Publishing Information

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pub date: 2024-04-02
Length: 288 pages
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