Where There Is Ruin


52 pages
6" x 6" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published December 2016

A beautiful body, found decomposing in the woods; a high school honor's symposium shocked by a suicide; a nest of frozen pigeon eggs, "little orbs the color of bone gone pink": the stories in Sam Snoek-Brown's Where There is Ruin explore these sites of tragedy and others. Rumi wrote, "Where there is ruin, there is hope of treasure"; with unflinching prose and astute characterization, Snoek-Brown explores the ruined lives of these stories to find beauty and meaning on every page.