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The Spirits of the Earth

A novel by

Swiss novelist Catherine Colomb is known as one of the most unusual and inventive francophone novelists of the twentieth century. Fascinated by the processes of memory and consciousness, she has been compared to that of Virginia Woolf and Marcel Proust. The Spirits of the Earth is the first English translation of Colomb's work and its arrival will introduce new readers to an iconic novel.

The Spirits of the Earth is at heart a family drama, set at the Fraidaigue chateau, along the shores of Lake Geneva, and in the Maison d'en Haut country mansion, located in the hills above the lake. In these luxe locales, readers encounter upper-class characters with faltering incomes, parvenues, and even ghosts. Throughout, Colomb builds a psychologically penetrating and bold story in which the living and the dead intermingle and in which time itself is a mystery.

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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Spirits of the Earth (SB - The Swiss List)
Author(s): Catherine Colomb
ISBN: 0-85742-372-X / 978-0-85742-372-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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