Avra Wing

Works


After Isaac
WINNER OF THE GOLD MEDAL FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION
AT THE 2013 MOONBEAM CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS!

After Isaac, is the story of Aaron Saturn, 16, still stuck in his grief for his little brother, Isaac, who died three years earlier. Aaron longs for an escape, and thinks he’s found one when he meets Kim, a girl living on the streets of the East Village. But the real upheaval in his life hits closer to home. Shocked by his parents’ startling plan to change their family, Aaron goes into a tailspin. He needs to learn that running away won’t heal him. For that to happen, Aaron must be willing to let love back into his life. Love that will lead him all the way to China.

Praise for After Isaac:

“Avra Wing is a remarkably astute writer. In After Isaac she handles the weightiest material -- life and death, birth and loss -- with the lightest of touches. Aaron Saturn and his lovely, heartbroken family will stay with you long after this novel's pitch-perfect ending.”—Ben Dolnick, author of I Know Who You Are , Zoology and At the Bottom of Everything.

"Wing delivers an emotionally complex story of life, love, grief, and recovery."
--Publishers Weekly

Recurring Dream
"Wing’s world includes Chinatown shoe stores, Chicago jazz clubs and long-ago seventh grade classrooms; above all the people who inhabit those places are viewed with compassion and a dry wit."
--Robert Hershon

Poems Online:

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http://www.primenumbermagazine.com/Issue7_PrimeDecimals2.html#anchor_350

Angie, I Says
Angie, I Says was made into the feature film Angie starring Geena Davis and James Gandolfini.

Stepping Through the Doorway
Stepping Through is the story of how, with the help of family and friends, I recovered from a traumatic, life-changing injury that left me permanently disabled.

Stuff I've Written

Personal Essay
My story in Brain,Child about an unexpected reunion when we took our daughter back to China.
Young Adult Novel
"Wing delivers an emotionally complex story of life, love, grief, and recovery." --Publishers Weekly
Poetry
"Wing’s exquisite attention to detail brings forth joy."
--Laura Van Prooyen
Adult Fiction
"A charmer of a novel about a real working girl. Tina Scacciapensieri is the most appealing heroine to come along in ages."
--Shelby Hearon
Memoir --Work in Progress
At first there is pain and fear and you are a child, screaming. Your only hope is the strangers with strained faces who hover over you: that they can — unlike all the king’s horses and all the king’s men — put you back together again.