White Piano

Translated by: Robert Majzels

language I’ll say yes
from the top of my rib cage
language will you come
out and unearth the salt the certitude

Between the verbs quivering and streaming, White Piano unfolds its variations like musical scores. A play of resonance between pronouns and persons, freely percussive between prose and poetry, and narrating a constellation of questions, White Piano offers readers a ‘language that cultivates its own craters of fire and savoir-vie.’

‘At once achingly aware of mortality and hell-bound in its determination to press forward, change, and grow, White Piano is as brave as it is linguistically rich.’

Quill & Quire

‘[Brossard] writes with a poetic intensity that burns select lines and sometimes entire paragraphs into the reader’s mind.’

Montreal Gazette


Robert Majzels

Robert Majzels is a novelist, poet, playwright and translator. He is the author of the full-length play This Night the Kapo (Playwrights Canada Press), and four novels, most recently Apikoros Sleuth (The Mercury Press, 2004) and The Humbugs Diet (The Mercury Press, 2007).


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112 Pages

0.42lb0.3in5.0in * 7.5in


February 27, 2013


Coach House Books



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