YASUKO THANH's story collection Floating Like the Dead was published in Canada by McClelland & Stewart in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. One of its stories won an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Short Story. The title story won the Journey Prize for the best story published in Canada in 2009. Quill & Quire named Floating Like the Dead a best book of the year. CBC hailed Yasuko Thanh one of ten writers to watch in 2013. Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains is her debut novel inspired by the history of her father's family in French Indochina. She lives in Victoria, B.C., with her husband and two children. In her spare time she plays in a punk band called 12 Gauge Facial, for which she writes all the songs and music. The author lives in Vancouver Island, BC.