Top Twos-day: physical – photos and layers

Each Tuesday I’ll bring two items or people into focus. They may be books, authors, lists, whatever turned my head, landing on my radar.

Both of these works tackle the topic of immigration, the first forced, the latter preferred, and are debuting, capturing and catapulting to the top of some impressive lists.

Richard Mosse “… photographs both the rich topography, inscribed with the traces of conflicting interests, as well as rebel groups of constantly shifting allegiances at war with the Congolese national army…” His book, Infra “…initiates a dialogue with photography that begins as an intoxicating meditation on a broken genre, but ends as a haunting elegy for a vividly beautiful land touched by unspeakable tragedy.” Infra is co-published with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, cloth covered, first edition sold out, back orders accepted. See selections from Infra…

Michel Stone’s novel, The Iguana Tree, (Hub City Press) weaves truths, focusing “…attention to the ambiguities built into U.S. policy toward undocumented workers from south of the border.” This “…amazing, but profoundly sad tale of the lengths people go to for love, for family, and for a chance at a better future.” Released this year, The Iguana Tree has already received recognition in the National Literary Fiction category of the 2012 IPPY Awards. Discover why this book is a rising star: trailer and excerpt (found under trailer) here…

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9 thoughts on “Top Twos-day: physical – photos and layers

  1. Pingback: The Iguana Tree by Michel Stone — OMG! There is hope for contemporary American Fiction! « 47whitebuffalo's Blog

  2. Roxie,
    You are so on the radar. Just picked up Michel Stone’s book – The Iguana Tree – while at the Book Festival in Columbia this weekend. Michel was on a panel with other authors, and she is such a breath of fresh air, delightful young woman. I was so happy to speak with her and can’t wait to read her book. Judy Goldman’s critique, on the back cover: “…There’s no denying the brutal beauty, the keen intelligence of this book.” AND WE ALL LOVE Judy Goldman – how can she be wrong.

    • Kewl! sorry I couldn’t be there, conflict of vaca 🙂 glad you went, do dish it all when we get together next. Judy’s endorsement is priceless, and wholly merited 🙂

  3. Okay, IF you get two comments from me here it’s because my net connection is weirding out and I’ve no clue what’s really posting and what is not.
    So–again–Thank you for these great highlights. The Stone book sounds like a good way to get Americans to think about people OTHER then themselves. Keep it up.

    • ohmygosh! no, the connection seems ok, for the moment…
      Yay, I agree, we need to focus on others, thanks for the encouragement 🙂

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