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MONA

Characteristics:

Lustrous shadows, asphalt steam, silver veil, blood red (radiating), serpentine leather, crossing over, Polished Resilience, ancient echo

 

Key Notes: 

Warm Stone

Cassis

Burnt Sugar

Red Amber

Vetiver

Musk

 

“Outer space becoming inner space?”

“Make-up sex on the bathroom floor? The floor is obsidian glass.”

“It’s a Cubist perfume.”

“Patina on a disco ball.”

“Heat.”

“Past lives.”

“Loneliness.”

“Loneliness!”

“Sharp points, but also where the body curves.”

“My eldest son smelled this Millais painting of Ophelia.”

“I feel it’s complete. Spiritually. It has a soul. Look at her shoulders!”

“There is a thin veil of smoke, is that the bad past receding?”

“I used to have those dreams.”

“These two worlds move seamlessly together. Meant for each other.”

“Something you give to your daughter”

“But also want to keep for yourself.”

 

MONA for Claudia Dey's novel: DAUGHTER.

 

DAUGHTER - releasing 09.12.23 (CA) (USA) - is a NYT Fall Fiction Pick, an Elle Magazine Book of the Year, a Lit Hub Unmissable Fall Book, a Globe and Mail Best Read, a CBC Books and The Millions Most Anticipated Fiction. 


NEW YORK TIMES | BOOK REVIEW

 

NEW YORK TIMES | FICTION TO READ THIS FALL


LIT HUB | UNMISSABLE FALL BOOKS 

 

“[A] darkly glittering tale. We are inside a howl.” ―The New York Times Book Review

 

To be loved by your father is to be loved by God.

So says Mona Dean--playwright, actress and daughter to a man famous for one great novel, and in fruitless pursuit of the next, whose needs and insecurities exert an inescapable pull and exact an immeasurable toll on the women of his family: Mona, her sister, her half-sister, their mothers.

His infidelity destroyed Mona's childhood, setting her in opposition to a cold, cruel stepmother who, though equally damaged, disdains her for being broken. Then, just as Mona is settling into her life as an adult and fledgling artist, he begins a new affair and takes her into his confidence. (penguin random house)

 

Claudia Dey chronicles our most intimate lives with penetrating insight and devilish humour. A novel as volatile and far-reaching as its title, Daughter is an obsessive, blazing examination of the forces that drive us to become, to create and to break free.

MONA

C$85.00Price

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