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My Mother’s House

Francesca Momplaisir takes a classic literary form and combines it with contemporary issues in ‘My Mother’s House,’ narrated by the titular dwelling.

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Review of ‘My Mother’s House’

It’s not often a contemporary novel is narrated by an inanimate object. In the 18th century, this convention was quite a bit more popular, referred to as “it-narratives” or “object narratives.” Francesca Momplaisir takes this classic form and combines it with contemporary issues in My Mother’s House, narrated by the titular dwelling.

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