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The Baudelaire Fractal

Author: Lisa Robertson
Publisher: New South Books
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One morning, Hazel Brown wakes up in a strange hotel room and discovers she has written the complete works of 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire. The debut novel by Lisa Robertson, The Baudelaire Fractal takes this concept and upends it in a story that’s part magical realism, part memoir, and part just plain funny. Travel the world, travel through time, and travel with Hazel Brown as she ponders questions about modernity, class, and the perfect jacket.

Reading room discussion: How does Hazel’s understanding of Baudelaire reflect aspects of her own personality and eventual growth?

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