Rita Zoey Chin ferries in a new sub-genre with her work, The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern. Rather than being known as simply literary fiction, the work will hail as the start of soft triggers. The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern delicately weaves a story around abandonment, focusing on the survival of grief and the life outside of that relationship. With each chapter, the reader is reminded that the love of someone before the loss of them is not tainted by the loss and that there are still people in the world that can brighten your day.
However, with all of that being said, it is and will always be up to the reader to gauge whether or not a story is triggering for them. And yet, this story may be the beginning of a healing escape for some readers, a foray into a theme that was once damaging.
Whether or not you’re reading the story of Leah Fern, an abandoned former carny discovering the truths behind her mother’s life, for its healing qualities or for its storytelling, it is a story to capture your imagination from the first chapter. It is a story that will take you across North America. It is a story that captures the beautiful and the weird in human nature. It is a story that will be lining bookshelves on October 4, 2022.