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"Amorometer" by Kelly Luce is a "story of mistaken identity, the hunger for the extraordinary, and the capacity to love," writes Jill Meyers, Co-director of A Strange Object, in her introduction to this issue of Recommended Reading. "In this story, Aya Kawaguchi receives a letter that alters the direction of her life. The letter is from Shinji Oeda, a retired professor who's seeking a former student. Decades ago, this student, Aya Kawaguchi, scored the highest of any test subject in his university-backed experiments on 'lovingcapacity,' or the potential to love. He hopes our Aya in Iida, Japan, is this student. She allows him this hope."

About the author:
Kelly Luce grew up in Brookfield, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in cognitive science, she moved to Japan, where she lived and worked for three years. Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts, and has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Crazyhorse, the Kenyon Review, and the Southern Review. She lives in Santa Cruz, California, and Austin, Texas, where she is a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. This is her first book.

About the Guest Editor:
A Strange Object is a small press and literary collective established in 2012 and based in Austin, Texas. ASO believes in surprising, wild-hearted fiction, diverse voices, and good design across all platforms. Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail is A Strange Object's first book. Learn more at

About the Publisher:
Electric Literature is an independent publisher working to ensure that literature remains a vibrant presence in popular culture. Electric Literature's weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, invites established authors, indie presses, and literary magazines to recommended great fiction. Once a month we feature our own recommendation of original, previously unpublished fiction, accompanied by a Single Sentence Animation. Single Sentence Animations are creative collaborations: the author chooses a favorite sentence and we commission an artist to interpret it. Stay connected with us through email, Facebook, and Twitter, and find previous Electric Literature picks in the Recommended Reading archives.

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Used availability for Kelly Luce's Amorometer

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Amorometer (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading Book 74)
Author(s): Kelly Luce
Publisher: Electric Literature
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