The Clarion


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$16.95  $15.76
Invisible Publishing
Publish Date
4.9 X 7.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Nina Dunic is a two-time winner of the Toronto Star Short Story Contest, has been longlisted for the CBC Short Story Prize three times, won third place in the Humber Literary Review Emerging Writers Fiction Contest, and was nominated for The Journey Prize. Nina lives in Scarborough, in Toronto's east end. Find out more at


"An extraordinary debut with the courage to recognize and reckon with the essential solitude of our moment, a rare novel that is willing to look unflinchingly at our isolation, and that, in doing this, fulfils the promise of fiction to make us less alone."--Aaron Schneider, author of The Supply Chain

"The Clarion's split narrative of a brother and sister adrift is as darkly comic as it is precise. Dunic is able to distill what it means to be alone with a single line, or look, or colour of the sky. There's a felt pressure below every one of this novel's cloistered fragments, a quiet below the characters' inexorable 'getting by' that so many of us recognize, and it breaks your heart. Here is an exciting new voice in fiction."--Jason Jobin, author of The Wild Mandrake

"In The Clarion, the lives of Dunic's sibling protagonists run parallel, propelled by the constant tension between performance and introspection that can come to define us as people--both who we are and also who we fail to be."--Curtis LeBlanc, author of Sunsetter