Léa Taranto

PUBLISHED WORKS

Poetry

Fiction

Creative Nonfiction

BOOKS IN PROGRESS

A Drop in the Ocean: Resurfacing from Severe OCD, A Novel

A memoir/autofiction novel about coming of age while in residential treatment for severe obsessive compulsive and comorbid disorders. Written in journal entry format with prose SFU The Writer’s Studio mentor Claudia Casper describes as clean, poetic and with an urgent twist of ironic humour.

Storm Dragons, A Novel

A historical speculative fiction novel about two Chinese Canadian sisters growing up in Vancouver’s Chinatown during the 1960s. Storm Dragons draws upon Chinese folklore and lived experience in asylums like British Columbia’s Riverview while exploring the nuances of complex family ties and differing cultural conceptions of neurodivergence.

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