One and Half of You Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772012866
Pages: 88
Pub. Date: March 15 2021
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / SOC008000

  • POETRY / Canadian
  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family
  • POETRY / Women Authors
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General

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One and Half of You

By Leanne Dunic

From the talented multidisciplinary artist, musician, and writer Leanne Dunic comes the lyric memoir One and Half of You. In sinuous language, with candour, openness, and surprising humour, Dunic explores sibling and romantic love and the complexities of being a biracial person looking for completion in another. Including links to three songs written and performed for the book by tidepools.

"With vulnerability and surprising humour, Dunic reflects upon a cataclysmic move to the mainland as well as her search for completion and love.”
Shrapnel Magazine

"In One and Half of You maps reify the inhabited milieux of a biracial body ... Dunic’s poems witness the events of permanent closures, rent increases, and fading photographs on the walls of restaurants. Against the ever-gentrifying calligraphy of Chinatown’s streets, Dunic’s poetry acts as a “love letter” to place at once past and present.”
—Isabella Wang, the Capilano Review

One and Half of You explores the tensions of boundaries, belonging, and identities through an innovative multimedia experience; it is a hybrid form of poetry and prose … [It] ultimately is a love story, a love story to Chinatown and to biracial and bisexual identity, a love story to the brother and also the narrator’s lover, and a self-love story to the narrator, accepting the complexity of crossing boundaries and navigating mixed identities.”
—Julie Jeanell Leung, Sundress Publications