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The Eye of a Needle

Jennifer Tseng

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In The Eye of a Needle, as a housekeeper makes plans to give her husband a birthday surprise, she learns how money affects people’s perceptions, their judgement, and how she sees herself.

Jennifer Tseng is an award-winning poet and fiction writer whose most recent collection is The Passion of Woo and Isolde (Rose Metal Press, 2017). She is the 2018 Distinguished Visiting Writer at Oregon State University - Cascades and she lives on Martha’s Vineyard.

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