'A powerful family saga, written in lyrical prose' Spectator
'Confident and pitch-perfect . . . a compelling mystery' Big Issue
'A striking debut by an unforgettable new voice' Cosmopolitan
When ten-year-old Gavin contracts meningitis, he falls into a fatal coma. A week later, he wakes to find that his younger sister, Ruby, was infected too. She did not survive. The Unpassing explores the Alaskan wilderness and the fracture of a Taiwanese immigrant family as they attempt to heal.
'Composed of equal parts mystery, menace, and ravishment . . . Chia-Chia Lin is among the best new writers I've read in years' Garth Greenwell
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