Charlotte, a reclusive singer trying to find the purest expression of her voice, falls silent. She has to find a way to reclaim her voice and autonomy, and to hold on to the closest thing to family she's ever had—the young, roguish Theo.


"Emotional and entertaining, Chiasson takes readers on a deep exploration of the inner workings of a unique cast of characters, all set in Vancouver."

—Aleesha Harris, The Vancouver Sun



"A beautifully shaped novel with gentle notes of human frailty and sadness that evokes compassion."

—The Miramichi Reader


"An engrossing novel! I had to read the compelling last chapters while standing/lurching inside a cramped 99 B-Line bus during rush hour. I loved how the book describes the internal and external musical experiences of the main character."

—Fiona Tinwei Lam, author of Odes & LamentsEnter the ChrysanthemumDouble Lives

© 2016 Suzanne Chiasson. All rights reserved. Bookshelf Series photographed by Andie Maddalozzo.


And she was grateful for the silence in her mouth that made room for the sound in her head.




Suzanne Chiasson