PERCHANCE TO DREAM

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A Pil­low Book by Suzanne Buf­fam (House of Anansi) con­tem­plates the pil­low, an or­di­nary ob­ject, as the buf­fer be­tween in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal life. In­spired by Sei Shǀ­nagon’s fa­mous book of the same name, Buf­fam cre­ates her own se­ries of short re­flec­tions on daily life with her hus­band and young daugh­ter, lists of the­matic or al­pha­bet­i­cal things (my favourites in­clude Mous­taches A to Z, Al­tered Proverbs and Things That Make My Heart Beat Faster) and odes to the sleep that eludes her. Wo­ven through each pas­sage is a pil­low: his­tor­i­cal pil­lows, in­som­nia or dreams spent

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