Buzz is building for Tara Sidhoo Fraser’s debut memoir WHEN MY GHOST SINGS out with Arsenal Pulp Press next week! 

Check out the advance praise from CBC, Quill & Quire, and the Globe and Mail and look out for additional coverage in BC Bookworld, Literary Review of Canada, Winnipeg Free Press, The British Columbia Review, and Shelf Life. 

Also if you’re in Vancouver, join Tara for the launch of her compelling book at Massy Arts Society on October 4 from 6-8pm! 

About the book:

A lucid exploration of amnesia, selfhood, and who is left behind when the past is obliterated

Tara Sidhoo Fraser is thirty-two years old when a rare mutation in her brain causes a stroke. Awakening after surgery with no memory of her previous life, she attempts to piece it all back together through a haze of amnesia. Yet, as memories do begin to surface, they are seen through someone else’s eyes – the person whose body she stole, whom she calls Ghost.

Fighting to stabilize her existence, Tara struggles with the gulf between who she was and who she is now, while constantly battling and paying penance to Ghost. She meets Jude, who is also contending with their identity, the gap between who they are and who they present to the world. As Jude’s transition progresses and they begin testosterone injections, Tara’s conflict with Ghost heightens. Ghost’s voice becomes stronger, and memories buried in the body they now share of hospital visits, old desires, and her ex threaten Tara’s new relationship.

She burrows deeper into the mystery of who she once was, recognizing the need to fuse herself and Ghost into one. When My Ghost Sings is a lyrical memoir of healing, a farewell letter, and a reclamation of selfhood.

About the author:

Tara Sidhoo Fraser is a queer writer and creator of South Asian and Scottish ancestry. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a BA in Anthropology, and her work has been published with Autostraddle and Anathema magazine, among others. When My Ghost Sings is her first book. She lives in Vancouver.

Tara is represented by Laura Cameron.