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Paper houses
Paper houses
Fortier, Dominique, 1972-2019
"A whimsical and misanthropic imagining of Emily Dickinson's life. Paper Towns is a novelised account of Emily Dickinson's life, focusing on her childhood, the homes she lived in throughout her life, her family relationships, and her gradual reclusiveness, as she becomes consumed by getting words down on paper, and writing becomes an end in itself. Dickinson's childhood seems idyllic, and the headstrong Emily is both serious and fanciful. As she presses flowers between the pages of heavy books to preserve them, she reflects that books drink the water of flowers. When she is given a kaleidoscope for Christmas, she sees it as a device for taking the world as it is and making it unrecognisable, saying to her mother in response to the gift, 'But I already have so many books... ' The account of her adult life focuses on her writing and gardening, her gradual withdrawal from society, her relationships with family members and her limited contact with people from the outside world. She is disappointed with flesh and blood, and prefers letters, reflecting that you can't have books and a life, after seeing her classmates abandon their dreams to take their place in society. She remains close to her sister, but upon returning to her childhood home Homestead, after a 25-year absence, she reflects that of all the members of her family, she likes the house the best."-- Provided by publisher.
Main title:
Paper houses / Dominique Fortier ; translated by Rhonda Mullins.
First English-language edition.
Toronto : Coach House Books, [2019]©2019
149 pages ; 21 cm.
"Originally published as Les villes de papier by Les Éditions Alto, 2018"--Title page verso.Translated from the French.
9781552453926 (paperback)1552453928 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionFORTAvailable