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Norilana Books Acquires The Memory Palace by JoSelle Vanderhooft


Norilana Books has acquired a striking poetry collection The Memory Palace by critically acclaimed poet and author JoSelle Vanderhooft (upstart_crow), a poetic memoir dealing with the raw themes of adolescence, pain, and the challenges of growing up gay, structured around the Renaissance mnemonic device of a building with rooms populated by thoughts and objects. The title is scheduled for a trade hardcover release from the Curiosities imprint in January 2009.

JoSelle Vanderhooft is the author of poetry collections The Minotaur's Last Letter to His Mother (Ash Phoenix), the 2007 Stoker-nominated Ossuary (Sam's Dot Publishing), Desert Songs (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2008), Tales Twice Told (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2008), Fathers, Daughters, Ghosts and Monsters (VanZeno Press, forthcoming) and Death Masks (Papaveria Press, 2008), the novels The Tale of the Miller's Daughter (Papaveria Press) and Owl Skin (Papaveria Press, 2008) and a collection of short stories from Drollerie Press to be released in 2008.

Her poetry and fiction has appeared online and in print in a number of publications, including Cabinet des Fees, Star*Line, Mythic Delirium, Mythic, Jabberwocky, Helix, The Seventh Quarry and several others. An assistant editor of a newspaper by day, she lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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