Jen Sookfong Lee's new novel The Conjoined follows social worker Jessica Campbell as she struggles to uncover her dead mother's most deeply buried secrets. Set alternately in the present-day and 1980s Vancouver, The Conjoined is a literary novel inspired by crime fiction that challenges our perceptions of victim and villain, saviour and sinner. The Conjoined traces the often hidden fractures that can divide our diverse Canadian cities and keep their ethnic, economic and cultural communities apart.
This is Jen's third novel for adults. A popular radio personality, Jen was the writing columnist for CBC Radio One's On the Coast and All Points West for three years. She appears regularly as a columnist on The Next Chapter and Definitely Not the Opera, and is a frequent co-host of the Studio One Book Club. Born and raised in East Vancouver, Jen now lives in North Burnaby.
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