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House Without Spirits, A

by (author) David Homel

Publisher
Vehicule Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Category
Literary, Noir
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550656060
    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
    $21.95

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Description

When Paul is hired to write a monograph of the Montreal photographer John Marchuk, he assumes he'll be able to turn over the eccentric project in a matter of weeks. Little does he know that over the next few months his visits with Marchuk, in a house stuffed with boxes stacked floor to ceiling with his life's archive, will expose an emptiness in his own home. In this ninth novel, David Homel delivers some of his most memorable characters to date - reclusive artists, disaffected life partners, wandering ghosts, cult-affiliated nuns - in a contemporary Montreal noir that reveals how much we learn about ourselves when we begin to ask questions of others.

About the author

David Homel has translated over 30 books, many by Quebec authors. He won the Governor General's Literary Award in translation in 1995 for Why Must a Black Writer Write About Sex? by Dany Laferrière; his translation of Laferrière's How to Make Love to a Negro was nominated in 1988; and he won the prize in 2001 with fellow translator Fred A. Reed for Fairy Wing. His novels, which include Sonya & Jack, Electrical Storms, and The Speaking Cure have been published in several languages. Homel lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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