MAYUMI AND THE SEA OF HAPPINESS Book Party – with Jennifer Tseng

51Y+A2dOhQL._SY445_It’s party time. Jennifer Tseng’s debut novel Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness (Europa Editions 2015) is out and the West Tisbury Library invites you to celebrate on Saturday, June 27 @ 6pm. Bubbles and cake! Rousing speeches! MAYUMI swag! Book signing! VIPs + more! Let your summer reading begin. This event is free and open to the public.

Poet and fiction writer Jennifer Tseng was born in Indiana and raised in California by a Chinese immigrant engineer and a first generation German American microbiologist. Her first book The Man With My Face (AAWW 2005) won the 2005 Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s National Poetry Manuscript Competition and a 2006 PEN American Center Open Book Award. Her book Red Flower, White Flower (Marick Press 2013), winner of the Marick Press Poetry Prize, features Chinese translations by Mengying Han and Aaron Crippen, and her debut novel Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness was published on May 26 by Europa Editions.

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, author of Madeleine is Sleeping and Ms. Hempel Chronicles on MAYUMI: “It is impossible to resist the seductive pull of Tseng’s novel, which dares to imagine with a radical degree of attention the force of a 41-year-old woman’s desire. I found myself happily in thrall to the gorgeous language and bold vision of this ravishing book.”