Published: August 2018
7 x 7 | 42 pages
Cover art: typescript, matches, compressed charcoal, eraser, fire, river water
Giclée print on Mohawk i-Cream Eco Tone 80 lb cover
Laser-print interior on cream 70 lb text
Hand sewn in natural twine
Limited to 150 numbered copies
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Volume 3: Issue 7 (2018)
First the Burning begins with a girl emerging soot-smeared from a river, having miraculously survived a fire that engulfed everything for miles. “Every so often there’s a fire that changes everything,” she explains. But what if that fire somehow returns to burn again, impossibly, every day? What happens to the girl who survives, who does she become? As she persists in the cycle of daily disaster, she begins to wonder if there is more than one girl, herself and another, a not-quite twin, in her perpetually scorched surroundings. Every day as the townspeople are “strung onto the fire like beads,” we lose track of which fire is raging now, and which girl in these burning woods is which.
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