The Doll's Alphabet

The Doll's Alphabet

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""This doll's eye view is a total delight and surveys a world awash with shadowy wit and exquisite collisions of beauty and the grotesque." -Helen Oyeyemi, author of Boy, Snow, Bird "Down to its most particular details, The Doll's Alphabet creates an individual world-a landscape I have never encountered before, which now feels like it was been waiting to be captured, and waiting to captivate, all along." -Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be "Marvellous. Grudova understands that the best writing has to pull off the hardest aesthetic trick-it has to be both memorable and fleeting." -Deborah Levy, author of Hot Milk Dolls, sewing machines, tinned foods, mirrors, malfunctioning bodies-by constantly reinventing ways to engage with her obsessions and motifs, Camilla Grudova has built a universe that's highly imaginative, incredibly original, and absolutely discomfiting. The stories in The Doll's Alphabet are by turns child-like and naive, grotesque and very dark: the marriage of Margaret Atwood and Angela Carter. Camilla Grudova lives in Toronto. She holds a degree in Art History and German from McGill University, Montreal. Her fiction has appeared in The White Review and Granta"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781566894906
1566894905
Branch Call Number: FIC GRUDOVA
Characteristics: 162 pages ; 21 cm

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Grudova paints surreal, miniature worlds that operate under their own eccentric logic. Most are grimy places, but the alarming transformations and misfortunes that befall their denizens breathe a frenzied life into them. There are whiffs of Kafka and Margaret Atwood throughout.


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