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A debut novel in 92 micro-chapters by Leanne Dunic


"With the emotional precision and eye of a poet, Dunic traverses the vast expanse of Asia, examining how people—and nature—wound each other, but how love is the specific balm that heals. Her travels allow us to see details—scarlet, a mynah bird, a fissure—through her eyes. Her inward eye allows us to feel the pain and pleasure of a singular love. Dunic weaves a wondrous, mysterious and magical web with a deft touch that is as light as it is tight." -- Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye


In this teeming lyrical novel, love is remembered as a jungle of flora and fauna cleaved by tectonic shock and human fault. Our restless narrator stirs between Singapore, Japan, and British Columbia with prose that engulfs like radioactive mist. Personal, geographic, political, and cultural environments take on one another's qualities, culminating in the Tohoku earthquake that shatters Japan.


Leanne Dunic is a multidisciplinary artist and is the singer/guitarist for the band The Deep Cove.

Order from Chin Music Press and you'll also receive a link to three free songs from the Vancouver band Deep Cove, with MS. Dunic on lead vocals and guitar.

To Love the Coming End

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