Taking its title by playing on a painting ("The Street Enters the House") by Umberto Boccioni, The House Enters the Street combines modern art, medieval music, and a complex interweaving of characters, landscapes, and experiences to create a novel like no other. Scandinavian immigrants in Iowa migrate towards war. A photographer in Arkansas returns to California to repair her family after a devastating fire. Evoking literature's aural roots, the novel confronts (dis)ability and (dis)ease, breathing life into fragments of a broken modern world, reminding us of the art a novel can be.
"The House Enters the Street is beautifully written, confident, and complex. I was appreciative of its language and intelligence, mindfulness and scope." - Rikki Ducornet, author of Netsuke.
"A demanding and beautiful book, which tracks an exacting landscape with breathtaking inventiveness." - Mary Gordon, author of The Love of My Youth.
"Gretchen E. Henderson creates a sublime and mysterious music all her own." - Carole Maso, author of The Art Lover.
GRETCHEN E. HENDERSON is the author of the novel, Galerie de Difformité (winner of the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize). Her other books include a work of nonfiction, On Marvellous Things Heard, and a poetry chapbook, Wreckage: By Land & By Sea. Gretchen is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT.
The House Enters the Street Kickstarter project is Starcherone's second endeavor in a new type of annual fundraising, where we will look to communities local, national, and international to help support books they would like to see published. We thank you for your support, however it is made. Starcherone is a 501(c)3 nonprofit publisher of innovative literary fiction.
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