This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love.
- Paperback: 180 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (May 29, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1070561517
- ISBN-13: 978-1070561516
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love. contains thirteen stories, full-length and flash, that explore love—sexual, platonic, filial, and beyond—in its gritty and beguiling forms. A small-town teenager pursues an eccentric pinball wizard after her grandfather’s move to her home shakes up her parents’ marriage; a chronic depressive turns to a TV animal psychic in hopes of mending her relationship with her dog-loving dad; a middle-aged recovering alcoholic goes back to college and becomes fixated on his stern professor. Throughout the collection, as characters in various stages of life try to navigate love, they court obsession, madness, and transcendence.
Jennifer Wortman is the author of the story collection This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love (Split Lip Press, 2019). Her work appears in Glimmer Train, Normal School, Electric Literature, DIAGRAM, The Collagist, Brevity, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. An Ohio native, she lives with her family in Colorado, where she teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop and serves as associate fiction editor for Colorado Review.