This book illustrates the value of the age-old relationship between an author and her publisher. Mimi Plumb’s brilliant photographs from the 1980s lay fallow in her archive until she began work with the team at TBW Books. Threading diverse narratives through a complex collage of Carver-esque storytelling, this is the kind of book I love — where the quality of the photographs are primary but the book-making skills take the whole project to a level which will connect to entirely new audiences. The themes of anxiety and dystopian angst resonate across the decades and seem entirely apposite in our contemporary world.
Michael Mack is the founder and director of MACK