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Review copies of THESE FRAGILE GRACES, THIS FUGITIVE HEART by Izzy Wasserstein are now available via EDELWEISS and NETGALLEY.

This fast-paced novella blends a pitch-perfect noir voice with all the excitement and grit of an action movie, but at its core, it is ultimately a tale of community, identity, and connection.

—Emma Törzs, author of Ink Blood Sister Scribe
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by Izzy Wasserstein

ISBN: 978-1-61696-412-2 (print); 978-1-61696-413-9 (digital)

Published: March 12, 2024

Available Format(s): Trade paperback; digital formats

In a queer, noir technothriller of fractured identity and corporate intrigue, a trans woman faces her fear of losing her community as her past chases after her. This bold, thought-provoking debut science-fiction novella from a Lambda Award finalist is an exciting and unpredictable look at the fluid nature of our former and present selves.

In mid-21st-century Kansas City, Dora hasn’t been back to her old commune in years. But when Dora’s ex-girlfriend Kay is killed, and everyone at the commune is a potential suspect, Dora knows that she’s the only person who can solve the murder.

As Dora is dragged back into her old community and begins her investigations, she discovers that Kay’s death is only one of several terrible incidents. A strange new drug is circulating. People are disappearing. And Dora is being attacked by assailants from her pre-transition past.

Meanwhile, it seems like a war between two nefarious corporations is looming, and Dora’s old neighborhood is their battleground. Now, she must uncover a twisted conspiracy, all while navigating a deeply meaningful new relationship.