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Leslie What

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Leslie What has worked as a charge nurse, low-income lunch room manager, bee-butt sucker at a health food warehouse, and tap-dancing gorilla. She is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and a Red Army deserter, and is a Nebula Award-winning writer who has published in Midstream, Perigee, The Clackamas Review, Fugue, Asimov's, Parabola, Lilith, Vestal Review, The MacGuffin, SciFiction, and other magazines. and over twenty anthologies.

NEWS! Crazy Love (Stories) earns Starred Reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist and was an Oregon Book Award Finalist.
"Queen of Gonzo" What (Olympic Games) drags love out of its gooey, schmaltzyrut and takes it for a joyride in this exuberant collection of 17 stories. "Finger Talk" is a poignant take on unwan
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Average rating: 3.68 · 2,354 ratings · 296 reviews · 52 distinct works
Olympic Games: Zeus, Hera, ...

2.94 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2004
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Crazy Love

4.05 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2008
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The Sweet and Sour Tongue

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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The Cost of Doing Business

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The Wereslut of Avenue A

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The Goddess is Alive, And, ...

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Happily Ever After

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Twice Upon a Time

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Poem for the End of Life (Poetry)
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Description: a poem about witnessing the passing of my mother-in-law.
Performance Anxiety (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A man, a woman, a moon, natural hot springs. What could be less romantic?
2:30 (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A narcissist with a toothache is bound to see something deeper than a cavity.
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“It was like hiking into a Hemingway story; everything was sepia-toned and bristling with subtext.”
Leslie What, Crazy Love

“There are some things so serious that you have to laugh at them.”
Niels Bohr

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4030 Endicott Mythic Fiction — 302 members — last activity Jul 02, 2016 11:20PM
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