The Kissing Booth Girl by A.C. Wise

“Ladies and Gentlemen: I give you the Kissing Booth Girl! Lips that beguile. Oh, I promise, the nearest thing to nuzzling an angel can be yours—today!—for a shiny round Seated Liberty I know you carry in your very pockets as I speak.” But to mechanically-inclined Beni, is the ethereal girl who fell from the sky a wish come true or false hope for life beyond the confines of the odd carnival called home. Her story–as well as tales of an order of deep-sea diving nuns caring for a sunken chapel and a high school boy asked to prom by the only dead kid he’s ever met–can be found in A.C. Wise’s newest collection of the fantastical, the weird, the queer and the poignant.

​​Table of Contents:
“The Poet’s Child”
“Juliet & Juliet(te): A Romance of Alternate Worlds
“And If the Body Were Not the Soul”
“The Pornographer’s Assistant”
“The Last Survivor of the Great Sexbot Revolution
“For the Removal of Unwanted Guests”
“A Mouse Ran Up the Clock”
“Evidence of Things Unseen”
“After Midnight – A Fairy Tale Noir”
“Sisters of the Blessed Diving Order of Saint Peter and Saint Andrew”
“The Kissing Booth Girl”
“Final Girl Theory”
“The Astronaut, Her Lover, the Queen of Faerie, and Their Child”
“It’s the End of the World as We Know It”

Representation Includes

  • A mix of queer identities
  • “And If the Body Were Not the Soul” has an agender, asexual protagonist


  • Nominated for the Lambda Award


Where to Find


  • Published October 2016 by Lethe Press
  • Paperback (ISBN13: 9781590216330)

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