Literary Nonfiction. “There are many ways I might describe Jehanne Dubrow’s riveting new project, THROUGHSMOKE: ‘a capacious lyric essay that distills many voices into one’ (true!), or ‘a stirring meditation on the olfactory sensibility’ (yes!), or even ‘a remarkable compendium of facts about perfume’ (indeed!). But THROUGHSMOKE is also an elegantly braided exploration of what fragrance opens up in us—a haunting and ephemeral guide, as the finest fragrances are, to memory, obsession, grief, and desire. ‘Perhaps, it was inevitable that I love these things,’ Dubrow’s speaker muses at one point. It seems likewise inevitable that I would love this book.”—Julie Marie Wade

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Jehanne Dubrow is the author of six poetry collections, including most recently Dots & Dashes, The Arranged Marriage, and Red Army Red. Her work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, The New England Review, and The Southern Review. She is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Texas.


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