I’ve been in a few fights in my life, but never with oiled-up muscle women in spangled bodysuits.
Kingston Whig Standard: Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang’s first novel, Breathing Fire, is a tough book. It begins with 15-year-old Ally being called into the principal’s office at her high school to be told that her mother has just been killed.”I want my mom here,” Ally thinks, “so I can shake her. I want her here so I can have her hug me and tell me she won’t try it again. I want her to wake up again like she did when I found her with the empty bottles of pills.” …Writers often hear the old adage “Write what you know,” but Sarah knows better. Most of us write what we want to know. And some of us write what scares us.