by Maryse Meijer (Author)

  • A sharp-edged modern fairy tale that reimagines a torrid romance as a kind of mythical monster story
  • A gorgeously designed literary object, Northwood is also a poetic novel-in-fragments; the book is packaged with a striking cover, interior black paper with white text, intermittent original illustrations, and an experimental layout; the design deepens the reader's immersion into darkening hours of the woodsy winter setting, and into the narrator's violent romantic relationship

  • In the spirit of Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red comes the unforgettable new book by the author of the story collection Heartbreaker, which was named an Electric Literature Best Short Story Collection of 2016 and a Chicago Review of Books Best Fiction of 2016

  • Haunting the fringes of the narrator's consciousness and her story are fragments of her father's suicide, her mother's well-meaning criticisms, and her own struggles as a visual artist
  • Meijer began writing the book during her Yaddo residency, following a series of personal losses. Interested in poetic and microfiction forms as a way to play with narrative and structure, and influenced by the woods and wildlife surrounding Yaddo, Northwood was born out of an experimentation with form as a response to grief and wildness

  • Book details

    Publication date
    November 01, 2018