Les villes de papier
192 pages | Août 2020
Over 30 000 copies sold!
One of the most important writer of the nineteenth century, a mythical figure of American literature, Emily Dickinson remains an enigma to this day. With Les villes de papier, Governor General’s Literary Award-winner Dominique Fortier explores the quiet existence of “the lady in white” from the inside, through the books she loved, her garden, her ghosts. Inspired by episodes of both Emily’s life and her own, the author gives us a novel as limpid as it is earnest about how the worlds we build within ourselves in turn build us.
Helikon / Labyrinth
Canada and USA
Coach House Books
Livre de poche
btb (Random House Germany)
‘An exquisite fictional imagining of Dickinson’s life.’
‘Its language is luminous, precise; its structure, ambitious.’
Quill & Quire
‘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’
The Girly Book Club
«It is powerful and haunting, recounting a life lived all those years ago yet still alive in pages of poetry.»