Princeton University Library Catalog

The island of books / Dominique Fortier ; translated by Rhonda Mullins.

Author:
Fortier, Dominique, 1972- [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Toronto: Coach House Books, 2016, , ©2015]
Εdition:
First English edition.
Description:
147 pages ; 21 cm
Summary note:
"A 15th-century portrait painter, grieving the sudden death of his lover, takes refuge at the monastery at Mont Saint-Michel, an island off the coast of France. He haunts the halls until a monk assigns him the task of copying a manuscript - though he is illiterate. His work slowly heals him and continues the tradition that had, centuries earlier, grown the monastery's library into a beautiful city of books, all under the shadow of the invention of the printing press."-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
"Originally published in French in 2015 as Au péril de la mer by Les Éditions Alto"--Title page verso.
Language(s):
Translated from the French.
Other format(s):
Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781552453384 (paperback)
  • 1552453383 (paperback)
  • (EPUB)
  • (PDF)
  • (MOBI)
OCLC:
945949038
Translator:
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