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If Clara

by Martha Baillie

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A mysterious manuscript falls into a bed-ridden writer's lap in this novel of broken bones, syrian folktales, and plummets of all varieties. In&nbspIf Clara, nobody stands on firm ground.

Daisy, an author confined to her home, her leg in a cast from hip to ankle, receives a parcel containing the manuscript of a novel about a Syrian refugee, and is asked to pose as its writer. Julia, a curator of installation art, has no idea that her sister, Clara, has written a novel. However, she does know that Clara suffers from a debilitating mental illness that renders her wildly unpredictable. And Maurice's life is changed by a pair of binoculars welded to the wall of Julia's gallery. These stories collide in a most unexpected way.

Contributor Notes

Martha Baillie's most recent novel, The Search for Heinrich Schlögel (Tin House), received wide acclaim and was an O Magazine editors' pick. She lives in Toronto.

Editorial Review

Praise for The Search for Heinrich Schlögel:

?Baillie delivers a work of magical realism that captures the experience of postcolonial guilt ... and gives voice to a silenced past.' - Publishers Weekly, starred review

?Martha Baillie has written a timeless masterpiece. Every page is full of haunting wonderment. Truly, I know of no novel quite like it - it's a blessing. The Search for Heinrich Schlögel has dreamlike locutions, it tells the most unusual tale, and it brings the margins of the world to us with photographic immediacy.' &ndash Howard Norman, author of Next Life Might Be Kinder

?How can we be entangled in the world, in history, and live a moral life? ... Martha Baillie's new novel is entirely original ... alive and visionary.' - Madeleine Thien

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