Paper Houses

Paper Houses

3.99 (438 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Translated by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1552453928
  • 9781552453926
  • 1,989,561

Review quote

'Its language is luminous, precise; its structure, ambitious.' - Le Devoir
show more

About Dominique Fortier

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 peril 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.
show more

Rating details

438 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 31% (136)
4 43% (190)
3 20% (89)
2 4% (18)
1 1% (5)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X