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Sister Language

by Christina Baillie & Martha Baillie, edited by Stan Dragland

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Sister Language is a collaboration, composed mainly of letters and other writings, between two sisters, one of whom, Christina, is schizophrenic. In the careful building of a bridge between sisters, a prose nonpareil is achieved, and a linguistic "bridge" created between readers and the authors, one of whom's deep isolation is in this way diminished.

"A playful duet, a radiant howl, a swirling portrait of schizophrenia and sisterhood--this beautiful, wildly-groomed book magnifies two brilliant minds in motion. It is a story of what happens when 'everyday' language mutinies and shatters, leaving a fragile chimera of coherence. But mostly it's a tale of unshakable, vulnerable, writerly love that brought me to tears." - Kyo Maclear, author of Birds Art Life

About the Authors
Christina Baillie is a schizophrenic writer and artist, living in Toronto.
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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.
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Stan Dragland was born and brought up in Alberta. He was educated at the University of Alberta and Queen’s University. He has taught at the University of Alberta, at the Grammar School, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, in the English department at the University of Western Ontario in London, and in the Banff Centre Writing Studio. He now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He was founding editor of Brick, a journal of reviews and founder of Brick Books, a poetry publishing house, for which he still serves as publisher and editor. Between 1993 and 1996 he was poetry editor for McClelland and Stewart. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism, and he has edited collections of essays on Duncan Campbell Scott and James Reaney.
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Editorial Review

Praise for The Search For Heinrich Schlögel:The Literary Review of Canada: Revealing, puzzling, dazzling, The Search For Heinrich Schlögel resists reduction, rewards rereading.
Martha Baillie listed as one of nine great Canadian contemporary writers, for The Search For Heinrich Schlögel.

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