Heads and Tales.
Twenty-Seven Stories and Twenty-Seven Portraits.
Sculpture by Heide Hatry. Introduction by Catharine A. MacKinnon. Writing by 27 female authors.
Charta, 2009. 240 pp., 31 color illustrations, 6¾x9½".
Heads and Tales presents photographic documentation of 30 sculptures by Heide Hatry, in which fake skin appears to have been grafted on top of real faces. Each sculpture represents an imaginary woman for whom an invited female writer has created a biography. Writers include Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, Roberta Allen, Jennifer Belle, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Svetlana Boym, Rebecca Brown, Mary Caponegro, Thalia Field, Lo Galluccio, Diana George, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Jessica Hagedorn, Elizabeth Hand, Heather Hartley, Joanna Howard, Katia Kapovich, Lydia Millet, Micaela Morrissette, Carol Novack, Julie Oakes, Barbara Purcell, Selah Saterstorm, Johannah Schmid, Iris Smyles, Luisa Valenzuela, Anna Wexler, and Can Xue.
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