Owlish-9781804270349

Owlish by Tse, Dorothy, Bruce, Natascha

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Author: Tse, Dorothy, Bruce, Natascha

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 23 February 2023 by Fitzcarraldo Editions in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 224 pages
197 x 128 x 22 | 284g

In the mountainous city of Nevers, there lives a professor of literature called Q. He has a dull marriage and a lacklustre career, but also a scrumptious collection of antique dolls locked away in his cupboard. And soon Q lands his crowning acquisition: a music box ballerina named Aliss who tantalizingly springs to life. Guided by his mysterious friend Owlish and inspired by an inexplicably familiar painting, Q embarks on an all-consuming love affair with Aliss, oblivious to the sinister forces encroaching on his city and the protests spreading across the university that have left his classrooms all but empty. Thrumming with secrets and shape-shifting geographies, Dorothy Tse's extraordinary debut novel is a boldly inventive exploration of life under repressive conditions.