Author Sequoia Nagamatsu on love, loss and grief in a pandemic

How High We Go In The Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu begins with a bereaved scientist replacing his daughter at a remote Siberian research facility. PHOTOS: LAUREN B PHOTOGRAPHY, BLOOMSBURY
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SINGAPORE - People may assume Sequoia Nagamatsu wrote his debut novel, How High We Go In The Dark, about a plague unleashed in the Arctic due to global warming, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

But in fact, the Japanese-American author, 40, began it more than a decade ago after the death of the grandfather who raised him.

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