A Guide to Strange Places


36 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published January 2017

In Kelly Magee’s A Guide to Strange Places, eight distinct American cities are given a chance to speak. Thanks to Magee’s compassionate vision, this collection adds up—gorgeous sentence after gorgeous sentence—to more than any clever premise. Magee writes and imagines with such empathy that we can’t help but suspend disbelief: these places become real. When we hear from Orlando, Atlanta, New Orleans, or Columbus, we bear witness not only to their singular stories but also to our common humanity—full of heartbreak, longing, inside jokes, and hope.