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Venus Reising is the alter ego of a writing duo out of Orlando, Florida. The literary twosome is one-half professor, with poetry and criticism published in numerous journals, including Ascent Aspirations, Falling Star and Atlantic Literary Review, and one-half working artist turned pre-med student, who has, at least for now, traded her canvas for a periodic table. The Venus women would much rather interrogate characters and complicate plots than do just about anything else.

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Venus Reising That's a tough question! There are far too many lovable fictional couples to choose just one. I can say pretty definitely, though, that Nan Astley and…moreThat's a tough question! There are far too many lovable fictional couples to choose just one. I can say pretty definitely, though, that Nan Astley and Kitty Butler from Sarah Water's Tipping the Velvet are at the top of my list. Why, you ask? Well, corsets are pretty darn sexy! ;) Okay, but seriously, Waters has a knack for packing a whole lot of feeling into the tiniest movement or gesture--those feelings quicken both the characters' and the readers' hearts. During the scene where Nan and Kitty first meet, for example, Nan removes her glove to shake Kitty's hand and is then mortified by the thought that her hand must smell of the oysters that she shucks in her parents' business. Kitty doesn't shy away from the smell and instead presses her lips to Nan's hand. She tells her that she smells like a mermaid. Whose heart doesn't melt at that? Nan and Kitty's relationship is one that you'll carry with you as if it were part of your own history rather than a literary creation.(less)
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“You never think about anything being the last one--the last time you separate her clothes from yours in neat little piles on the bed after doing the laundry, the last time you reach for those cookies she likes on the grocery store shelf. It was all she could think about the days, the weeks, the months after Jules's death--all of those last times that she hadn't paid close enough to attention to.”
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