The Doll's Alphabet (Paperback)
Coffee House Press, 9781566894906, 192pp.
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
"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.