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Paper Houses

by Dominique Fortier, translated by Rhonda Mullins

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ISBN:9781552453926
publisher: Coach House
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Emily Dickinson is as famous for being a recluse as she is for her poetry. In this stunning novel, we see her struggling to reconcile spirit and flesh, preferring letters and reflecting that the only way to have books and life is to live through one’s own writing. Dominique Fortier brings Dickinson vividly to life, as if reanimating a flower that had been pressed in a book, through her reflections on language and what it feels like to be home.

About the Authors

Dominique Fortier is an editor and translator living in Outremont, Quebec. Her first novel, Good Use of Stars (2008), was nominated for a Governor General's Award. She is the author of five books, two of which have been translated into English.

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Rhonda Mullins is a translator, writer and editor. She translated Jocelyne Saucier’s Jeanne’s Road and And the Birds Rained Down, for which she was shortlisted for the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation, her second such nomination. Mullins lives in Montreal.

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Contributor Notes

Author Dominique Fortier is an editor and translator living in Outremont, Quebec. Her first novel, On the Proper Use of Stars (2008), was nominated for a Governor General's Award, and Au péril de la mer won the Governor General's Award for French fiction, and Island of Books was published by Coach House in 2016. She is the author of six books.

Editorial Reviews

‘Its language is luminous, precise; its structure, ambitious.’

— Le Devoir

'In Paper Houses, anecdotes from the lauded American poet’s childhood and adult life are expanded into a chronological series of vignettes featuring truly Dickinsonian details'

— Carly Vandergriendt, Quill & Quire

'An exquisite fictional imagining of Dickinson’s life'

— Sue Carter, The Star

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