One and Half of You

By Leanne Dunic

One and Half of You
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One and Half of You is a poetic memoir by a talented multidisciplinary artist, musician, and writer. This hybrid work, which will extend to a musical component, begins with the author’s growing up biracial on rural Vancouver Island. Not fitting in at school, she turns for comfort ... Read more


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One and Half of You is a poetic memoir by a talented multidisciplinary artist, musician, and writer. This hybrid work, which will extend to a musical component, begins with the author’s growing up biracial on rural Vancouver Island. Not fitting in at school, she turns for comfort to her brother, who is in many ways the opposite of her, rejecting the biracial heritage the author begins tentatively to explore. Only when she moves from the island to the mainland does she meet another like her. In sinuous language, with risk, honesty, and surprising humour, Dunic explores sibling and romantic love and the complexities of being a biracial person looking for completion in another.

Leanne Dunic

Leanne Dunic transgresses genres and form to produce projects such as To Love the Coming End (Book*hug / Chin Music Press 2017) and The Gift (Book*hug 2019). She is the leader of The Deep Cove and lives on the unceded and occupied Traditional Territories of the x?m??k??y??m, S?wx_wú7mesh, and s?l?ilw?ta?? peoples.

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