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The Dictionary of Animal Languages

  • Golden Hare Books 68 Saint Stephen Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 5AQ United Kingdom (map)

We grant men a right to solitude, why can’t we do the same for women?

Inspired by the life of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, The Dictionary of Animal Languages is the debut novel by extraordinary new talent Heidi Sopinka. From wealthy English upbringing to discovering creative fulfilment and passion in interwar Paris, we follow artist Ivory Frame from youth to old age, and how life never fails to surprise us.

About Heidi Sopinka

HEIDI SOPINKA is the founder of renowned fashion label Horses Atelier, and has also worked as a cook, a pilot, and a literary journalist, in her native Canada. The Dictionary of Animal Languages is her first book. In 2009 Sopinka spent several days with Leonora Carrington in her Mexico City home, and intervewed her for The Believer magazine.