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Freefall into Us

by Tess Rosa Ruiz

ISBN-10: 1909273260
ISBN-13: 978-1909273269

Freefall into Us is available in paperback at the following retailers:
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Tess Rosa Ruiz is a powerful new voice on the American literary scene, redolent of Kerouac and Rollins in a battle of words. Freefall into Us is a compelling collection of unique poetry and prose that provides an emotional mosaic of the path of relationships. This is a raw and visceral insight into how women and men desire, need, want and ultimately love each other in the most beautiful, passionate and honest ways. The carefully structured flow of poetry and short stories provides the reader with a constantly challenging and engaging snapshot of humanity, leading them through different stages of desire, sex, lust, obsession and passion in adult relationships. These are the feelings we have all felt, but are often afraid to voice. Freefall into the words and perhaps, just perhaps, you'll recognize a piece of you.


Tess Rosa Ruiz


Tess Rosa Ruiz hails from a small town in Western Montana. She left for Seattle with two bags and a lot of passion at the age of 19. An established photographer, she met a group of writers from New York and through them, found her voice. Her debut book, 'Freefall Into Us' is a collection of short stories and poetry published by Urbane Publications, Ltd. Great Britain, 2015. Her second book, a collection of poetry, titled 'An American Slumber' will be released September 8th, 2016.

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"Provocative stories that are earthy, sensual and compelling along with prose that makes you think. Tess Rosa is a writer worth watching." —Paul La Rosa, Emmy-award winning writer-producer

"Tess Rosa Ruiz delivers a powerful and vivid collection of masterfully woven tales that will stay with you long after you have read the final word. She is an explosive and provocative new talent who blurs the line between fantasy and reality in ways that many hope for but few achieve. Ignore her literary prowess at your own risk." —Ian Lowell, author of Son of Sam Was My Catcher and Other Bronx Tales

"Tess Rosa Ruiz grabs you by the scruff of your neck and the back of your belt and flings you into her world. A world full of fabulous imagery, combined with all the drama you can stand." —Louis Romano, Novelist & Poet

There came a point, reading Tess Rosa Ruiz’s collection of poems and short stories, with its unbridled desires and visceral emotions; when it struck me that such unapologetic cries of the human heart and soul are not only welcome, but increasingly rare. So much contemporary fiction is historical or fantasy, meticulously pieced together, with devoted attention to the arc. This is not to say that the stories in Freefall Into Us are without craft. The longest, told in two parts, is The Pasture/Europa. Set in a dystopian future, it inverts the theme of A Handmaid’s Tale by imagining a feminist dictatorship, where men are drugged and used for sex. Our protagonists have survived in a prepper’s bunker and emerge to seek first survival, and then freedom. Thursday’s Child has Far to Go is a heart-rending tale of teenage bullying on a summer camp. Given the theme, could there be a more compelling opening line than: ‘I knew which suitcase was hers.’? Other tales are of desire and longing; the author understands that while lust may be shallow, it may equally lead to the meeting of two souls. Like Annie Proulx and the late songwriter Kirsty MacColl, she is astonishingly strong at portraying male characters, understanding the vulnerability that may lie beneath either bravado or introversion. An example is the tender and surreal Put on Charlie Parker. Tess Rosa deploys deliberately unvarnished prose, and explicit descriptions of the human body. There is also great tenderness. If you love a writer who is unafraid to look at the human body and the human soul squarely and honestly, and describe them unapologetically to the reader, this is for you.
Philip Whiteley
on October 29, 2015

This Is a very intense book the ups the downs the honesty. I felt every emotion as I read this it was wonderful. Plan to have some serious reading time if you start this book you will not want to put it down. Tess Rosa Ruiz you are so amazing I will reread this book many times. I would suggest this book for any type of reader who wants a thrill ride of emotion. Already waiting for your next book.
carolyn moore
on November 8, 2015

Survive a sensational smack-down when you read “Freefall into Us” as the most incisive prose and poetry cascades from new writer Tessa Rosa Ruiz. Urbane Publications has a winner in these words of Love, Lust and Life. Tessa’s unique and slicing honesty is unprecedented in the depths of creativity that she throws at us. Her metre, content and clarity drive deep into our emotions and grab onto your heart. She pulls no punches with her vocabulary and tells it like it is. She brings through her stories in a way no other writer would dare. It is in her powerful language that she punishes and caresses the reader with her joie de vivre and the direct fluency of her integrity.
Her stories slide beneath our skin to be brought to life within us again and again. From the sweet romance of “The Poet and the Girl”, through the simple pathos of “Put on Charlie Parker” to the strange gruesome reality of the “The Homeless Baby,” her stories take our imaginations to destinations we never realised were possible to reach in prose. Her poetry has a kick but can also sneak up on us with her sensuality and animalistic authenticity. Tessa Rosa Ruiz is the real deal, a truly original voice who is an absolute pleasure to read.

Giselle Marks
on October 15, 2015