The Broken Heart


Description & Details

A younger sister tries to put her brother’s heart back together after his boyfriend breaks up with him—a touching story of how to support a loved one who’s grieving.

Stephanie loves to fix broken things, but when her older brother Cody walks in and says his heart is broken, she’s not sure how to fix it. All the pieces of his heart are spread out, Cody tells her. So Stephanie sets off to track them down by going to Cody’s high school, the movie theater, the beach—all places that were special to Cody and his ex-boyfriend. Still, even with all the pieces, Stephanie’s not sure she can fix Cody’s broken heart—but maybe she can help him heal.

Author: Aaron Chan
Pages: 32

About the Author:
Aaron Chan is a musician, filmmaker, and writer born and raised on unceded Coast Salish territories (Vancouver, BC). He holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and his writing has been published in literary magazines and publications including Plenitude, filling Station, Polychrome Ink, and Xtra. His piece “A Case of Jeff” won subTerrain‘s Lush Triumphant Literary Award in Creative Non-Fiction, and he has published a poetry chapbook, Romantic Hopeless. He is the author of This City Is a Minefield (Signal 8 Press), a collection of memoir and personal essays about growing up gay and Asian in Vancouver, and his first children’s picture book, The Broken Heart, is forthcoming in May 2024 with Rocky Pond Books. He is currently a Creative Writing MFA candidate at the University of California Riverside where he received the L.M. and Marcia McQuern Endowed Graduate Award in Non-Fiction Writing.